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Visits are fantastic marketing for farm
5:28pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
VISITORS to Bury Market have been enjoying some animal magic, courtesy of the town’s Pimhole Community Farm.
And the mayor came face to face with two goats, two sheep, a turkey and miniature Shetland pony when she visited their pens last Friday. Cllr Sharon Briggs was accompanied by the mayoress Shirley Rabbitt.
The animals will be back at the bustling market for the third and last time tomorrow between 9am and 3pm.
Their weekly appearance has highlighted the work of Pimhole Community Farm which has benefited to the tune of donations totalling more than £800 thanks to generous market visitors.
Stuart Andrews has owned the farm in School Street for more than 30 years but only opened it to the community in 2004.
A number of volunteers from various charities and agencies help him run the farm.
He said: “I would like to thank the staff at Bury Market and the customers for all of their help and support.
“Being there for the past two Fridays has really helped promote the farm.
“A lot of people didn’t know where we were.
“And we’re also grateful for the amount of money collected.
“The response has been brilliant.”
Pimhole Community Farm is home to 14 ponies, 12 sheep, 10 goats, five pigs, 40 rabbits and a collection of hens, ducks and geese.
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