Countdown to Scaife Hall Farm Charity Breakfast

Husband and wife farmers and civic dignitaries, Councillor Christine Ryder, The Deputy Mayor of Harrogate, and her consort husband Chris, are set to stage another three-day charity breakfast event at their Scaife Hall Farm in Blubberhouses, between Skipton and Harrogate, in the New Year.

Proceeds will go to national farming charity, The Addington Fund, which offers a lifeline to farmers in desperate need of housing or emergency funds, so helping to maintain the economic and social fabric of UK farming communities.

Chris and Christine Ryder

Chris and Christine Ryder

The Ryders have already raised more than £12,000 for the Addington Fund as a result of two previous ‘Big Breakfast’ bonanzas staged at their Hardisty Hill farm, which is also a multi award-winning bed and breakfast accommodation provider.

Indeed, breakfasts are very much a speciality at Scaife Hall Farm, which is a former winner of the Best Yorkshire Breakfast category in the Deliciouslyorkshire Awards, has picked up an Enjoy England Breakfast Award, figured among the Independent newspaper’s Top 50 B&Bs, and also holds a tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.

The 2017 fund raiser will take place over three days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, January 24, 25 & 26, with two sittings every day from 10am-12noon and 1-3pm. Tickets cost £15 per head and can be booked by calling Christine Ryder on 01943 880354.

“Tickets are already selling well, so the advice is not to leave it too late to book, because once they’re gone they’re gone!” said Christine, who was elected to Harrogate Borough Council over four years ago and is now into her second term of office.

She is herself a Trustee of The Addington Fund and Council member of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, as well as sitting on the Nidderdale Strategic Partnership. Christine has also served for several years on Washburn Parish Council and is its current chairman.

Scaife Hall Farm is a 600-acre working hill farm, where the Ryders - Chris is a familiar face at Skipton Auction Mart - keep a flock of Swaledale, Mule and Blue Faced Leicester sheep, as well as a herd of native breed Belted Galloway cattle.

Ian Bell, chief executive of the Addington Fund, said:
“Once again, our warmest thanks go to the Ryders for organising what will be their third Big Breakfast in aid of our farming aid fund. Every penny raised will be again used to support Yorkshire farming families. A huge thank you must also go to the many people who have supported us in the past and will do so again in the New Year.”

Sponsors of the 2017 charity breakfast include Barclays Bank and sausage makers, Debbie & Andrews.

Addington Fund

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