2014-02-06  

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Scaife Hall Farm Charity Big Breakfast a Record Breaker

A three-day charity ‘Big Breakfast’ bonanza at Scaife Hall Farm, Blubberhouses, raised a record-breaking £7,708 for the Addington Fund, a national aid organisation that helps maintain the economic and social fabric of UK farming communities.

Two previous Big Breakfasts hosted by husband and wife Chris and Christine Ryder, who run the award-winning Hardisty Hill on-farm bed and breakfast accommodation provider, netted almost £7,500. The first was in aid of the Make-A Wish-Foundation, the second also on behalf of the Addington Fund.

Scaife Hall Farm Charity Big Breakfast

Pictured at the Scaife Hall Farm charity event are, standing from left, Daphne Wilson, of Hewness House Farm, Blubberhouses, host Christine Ryder, Lindsey Hitchen, of St George’s Court B&B in Ripon, and Liz Gudgeon, of Crown Cottage Farm B&B, Embsay. Front are Phil Ackroyd, left, Barclays agricultural manager for Malton, and Anthony Worth, the bank’s senior agricultural manager for Yorkshire.

Christine enthused: “We had hoped to break through the £10,000 barrier with total proceeds from our three Big Breakfasts, but with the latest event attracting matched funding from our main sponsor Barclays, we have now raised well over £15,000, including more than £12,000 for the Addington Fund, which is a fantastic achievement.

“We served up 193 meals at six sittings over the three days. It proved an incredible success, made possible through the tremendous support we received from sponsors, helpers and big breakfasters themselves, who came from near and far.”

Ian Bell, director of the Addington Fund, said: “Every penny raised will be used to support Yorkshire farming families and through our housing initiative will continue to help more families again in their future. A huge thank you to so many people for supporting us in so many ways.”

The Yorkshire & North East Agricultural Division of Barclays has supported the two Addington fund-raisers and John Pinches, the bank’s Darlington-based agricultural area manager, and other specialist agricultural managers from across Yorkshire were on hand to help out over the three days at the latest fund-raiser.

Mr Pinches said: “The Addington Fund provides fantastic support to the farming community and we were delighted to take part and help raise funds for this worthy cause. Barclays is committed to the communities where we work and live and it’s great that we can make a real and lasting difference with the funds we have helped raised.”

Scaife Hall Farm, winner of the 2011/12 Best Yorkshire Breakfast category in the Deliciouslyorkshire Awards, is a staunch supporter of local producers and locally produced food once again featured prominently on the Big Breakfast menu. Fellow on-farm bed and breakfast accommodation providers and friends of the Ryders helped prepare and serve up Yorkshire farmhouse breakfasts.

Other sponsors included Mackenzies Smokehouse, Bracken Hill Fine Foods, Yorkshire Dales Granola, Gold Top Jersey Milk and Butter, Shortridge Laundry, mushroom grower Trevor Fothergill, Fewston Farm Shop, Thirsty Planet, Harrogate Preserves, Arthur Haigh Butchers, Highside Butchers and Mole Valley Farmers.

Scaife Hall Farm is a Welcome to Yorkshire member, an Enjoy England Breakfast Award winner, a Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence winner and is listed in The Independent’s 50 Best B&B's.

The Ryders’ 600-acre working hill farm maintains flocks of Swaledale, Mule and Bluefaced Leicester sheep, a herd of Belted Galloway Cattle – and free range hens whose fresh eggs were served up at the charity big breakfast.

Addington Fund

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