At the end of September, Corries Family Butchers presented £15,000 to local charities.
Marie Curie received £13,000 and the Brain Tumour Charity received £2,000. All funds were raised through this year’s Fun on the Farm – a family day out at Corries Farm which was held on Saturday, August 29.
This year the fun day was visited by Queen Elsa and Anna, Micky and Minnie Mouse, local Fire Brigade and Army. There was plenty of entertainment on the day including craft stalls, bouncy castles, barbecue, petting zoo, u105 Roadshow, motor bike trials and much more. There was even a visit from the beautiful actress, Sienna Miller.
The day was an amazing success and with more visitors than ever before.
William Corrie, from Corrie’s, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers who have been supporting this event for more than five years. We could not take on such a massive event, without their continued and valued support. Throughout this time, we have raised more than £110,000 for local charities.
“This year, we are delighted that we were able to raise such a large amount of money for two very important charities, providing care directly into our own community.
“As for Fun on the Farm 2016, we have decided to support Marie Curie again, and we hope to see you all there.”
Grace Smyth, community fundraiser for Marie Curie, said: “Fun on the Farm is a phenomenally successful family event, and we are delighted to be working with the wonderful team at Corries. We would like to thank everyone who came down to the farm on the day to support this now legendary event.
“There was a wonderful atmosphere on the day and all the money we have received, will help Marie Curie provide expert care, guidance and support to help people living with a terminal illness get the most from the time they have with loved ones.
“We are delighted to be working with William on next year’s ‘Fun on the Farm’, and we hope to have plenty of surprises for everyone in attendance.”