Publish date: 23 December 2021
Several local farms recently took to the streets of Great Sankey and Penketh, dressed up as your favourite Christmas characters, to raise money for breast care services at WHH.
“This will be our 4th year running this event for charity,” said Kirsty Towell from Hollys Farm in Penketh.
Hollys Farm were joined by both Ditchfield Farm and Fowl Farm, all of whom are located in Warrington. Collectively, each farm puts their own money, time and hard work into getting their costumes, tractors and trailers ready each year.
“A good friend asked me to look at bringing this now forgotten event back to life with a quirky difference. What better way to make it both different and special than to head out with our huge tractors and trailers? The reactions from the community make it very emotional. People line the streets with joy and excitement year upon year,” continues Kirsty.
Armed with collection buckets and a touch of Christmas magic, they began the week-long event on the evening of Thursday 16th, with the final hurrah concluding on Thursday 23rd December.
“Along with raising money for a good cause, we also aim to spread the spirit of Christmas to those who may be lonely.”
They are aiming to beat their previous fundraising efforts with a target of £4000. They also have local businesses sponsoring each of the trailers this year.
All proceeds from this year’s event will be going towards the ‘Moobs & Boobs’ campaign, which seeks to raise money for all things breast cancer care related at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals – for both women and men.
When asked what inspired them to choose this particular cause, Kirsty said: “We have family members and friends who are currently suffering from breast cancer and the Moobs & Boobs campaign was mentioned during a treatment session. My mother is also currently receiving care from Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals and the staff are amazing people who provide the light at the end of a very dark tunnel – she sings their praises all the time.”
We are truly honoured to have been chosen as the benefactor of this amazing event. Community support such as this provides the opportunity for the hospital charity team to continue our hard work to impact our patients and their families with additional comforts care and positive experiences, beyond which the NHS is able to provide. Together, we are amazing!
Although the event has now finished, you can still sponsor them through JustGiving at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kirsty-towell