April 9, 2007
At Prestwick Farm
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daytook on a whole new meaning at Prestwick farm when 45 babies were born on
Sunday. The annual charity open day was the most successful ever held, when
around 1300 people watched as the newborn lambs arrived throughout the day.
Fortunately the weather was not as bad as expected with most of the day staying
sunny but cold, the visitors queueing at the refreshments stand to keep warm
with cups of tea and cocoa. When the children were not cuddling the orphan lambs
they were climbing in the big tractor or getting lost in the strawbale maze.
The Naylor family from Godalming found the right square when they successfully `Spotted the Bosun`and won a day sail for two on the brig `Stavros Niarchos`. An amazing prize for the couple who were expecting a quiet day down on the farm and will now sail down the Solent out of Gunwharf quays whilst setting sails and manning the yards!
Over £3000 pounds were raised on behalf of the Tall Ships Youth Trust
which is dedicated to the personal developement of young people through the
crewing of tall ships. All young people can benefit from a voyage and the funds
raised will assist those who struggle to pay the full amount as no youngster
is ever turned away through lack of funds. The opportunity to sail as a crewmember
on a large sailing ship has been known to change lives. The team work, the challenging
environment when working aloft, meeting new friends and the opportunity to go
ashore in a foreign port is an experience that most youngsters never forget.
Prestwick Farm are delighted that at least eight young people can now enjoy
such a voyage thanks to the generosity of the local people and the help of the
Haslemere District Explorer Scouts who did a great job manning the entrance
gate, the car park and the straw maze.
Anybody (16- 75yrs old) interested in a challenging Tallship voyage
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit website www.tallships.org
South Downs Branch
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