Freemasons in Leicestershire & Rutland have generously donated £1,000 to support the fantastic educational and social resource which can be found at the Gorse Hill City Farm in Leicester.
The farm provides a wide range of facilities for visitors, including small animals, pond dipping, and other educational trips. Despite being affected by the restrictions due to Covid-19, the farm has had to ensure that the upkeep and welfare of its animals remain paramount. As well as cuts to local council funding, the team at Gorse Hill City Farm have been looking for other forms of local support, to which the Freemasons answered the call.
Dave Hurst, trustee and treasurer commented, “we are hoping to be up and running again within two weeks after the relaxation of the lockdown”.
Peter Kinder, head of Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons said, “I am delighted that we have been able to support such a wonderful local initiative, and help the team overcome the recent challenges. As Freemasons, we support our local charitable partners, the service provided by Gorse Hill City Farm certainly does make a huge difference to the community in and around Leicester.”
Pictured: Gorse Hill City Farm Project