Eversfield raise a staggering £14,566.41 for Newlands Bishop Farm

Yet again pupils at Eversfield Preparatory School have amazed themselves and their chosen charity by raising a staggering £14,566.41. This year the School Council voted to support Newlands Bishop Farm in Catherine de Barnes, Solihull. The farm has been developed to give people with learning disabilities and mental health problems the opportunity to learn work based skills in areas such as horticulture, woodwork, gardening, horse care, catering, retail and animal husbandry. School Council members have organised a range of events during the academic year including biscuit sales and charity breakfasts; one form even spent the whole day in their pyjamas. An Eversfield Bake Off took place, with the finalists making the most mouth-watering lemon drizzle cakes, and pupils entered a competition to design a royal wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The charity year culminated in the whole school participating in an afternoon of sponsored sports activities which included gym circuits, running and swimming.

Staff and children from the art department at Eversfield designed and made a new sign for the farm in the shape of a tractor with wheels that actually turn!

The final total was announced at Eversfield’s annual open afternoon. Kate Hughes, who accepted the cheque on behalf Newlands Bishop Farm, was overwhelmed by the amount raised and is very excited about the improvements that the charity would be able to set in motion.

Mr Yates, Headmaster, said ‘Every year I am so proud of the children who rally to support our chosen charity. This year has been no exception. Some of our pupils have had the opportunity to visit the farm and see for themselves the work that is going on there. They have raised a phenomenal amount and in doing so have a helped a small charity to continue to make a huge difference to the lives of people in our local community. They should all be very proud of themselves.’

You can learn more about Newlands Bishop Farm, the work they do and how you can support them at www.newlandsbishopfarm.co.uk