Today, Marie-anne (Ben's girlfriend Maz), ran the Newcastle half marathon in aid of Fordhall. She sucessfully completed her half marathan in a cow suit, which could not have been easy. All of the hundreds of pounds that Maz raised through her sponsorship has been generously donated towards the new classroom that the Fordhall Community Land Initiative hopes to put up this winter. So a big thank you goes to her from everyone at Fordhall. Thank you for the money that you raised, and for putting yourself through all those miles of pain!
Woohoo for Maz
For anyone who still wants to sponsor Maz for her brave half marathon then it is still possible. Follow the link below to donate and choose the 'renovation of the old dairy' as your appeal title and we will add it to Maz's moo-athon pot!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Now safely in the field, a little more organised, and with our broadband and telephone sucessfully reconnected, it is back to work as usual. Our view used to be Ben's butchery and the hay barn, now we can see sheep, cows, pigs and families enjoying the picnic area. We are still without running water, but at least the compost toilet is a little closer.
It's wellies to work for all the staff and volunteers now, but the wonderful views of the Tern Valley at Fordhall make the muddy walk to the office worth it.
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