Laverstock farm asks us for Covid-19 support

Laverstock farm asks us for Covid-19 support

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 7:00pm 3rd April 2020.

2 minute read

The River Bourne Community Farm is looking to help to keep their animals fed while they're not able to open.

The site's currently shut to visitors and students, due to Government guidelines for the coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn't mean their 250 plus animals are going anywhere.

Staff have still been there tending to the sheep, goats, pigs, alpacas and more each day.

The non-profit Community Interest Company has lost most of its income as a result of being closed, and no likely re-opening date for the next three months.

But they're still having to pay out for animal feed, which costs them around £1,200 a month.

An online fundraising campaign's been launched to keep money coming in to them while the closure's ongoing.

That's already proving successful with more than a month's worth of feed having been paid for by supporters within just a day of the campaign being launched.

The team at River Bourne has said on their JustGiving page: 

"We fully appreciate that these are very difficult times for everyone but we have been approached by several kind people who have expressed a wish to help us. 

"If you feel you are in a position to make a donation at this time, we would all be extremely grateful."

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