Farm open day set to raise money for Matt's Fund

Farm open day set to raise money for Matt's Fund

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Lucy Golding

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Farm open day set to raise money for Matt's Fund

Public tours of a farm strewn with colourful wild flowers will raise funds to help a young dad battling a brain tumour.


Stroud Farm is holding an open day on Sunday for Matt's Fund - a campaign aiming to raise £150,000 so 24-year-old Matt Rackley can go to the US for cancer treatment.

Farmer and Matt's godfather Paul Rinder planted a 250m strip of flowers including poppies, Zinnia Sunbow and English Marigolds in April.

It was originally a way to mark the First World War centenary and help the bee population, but Paul felt it a shame that more people couldn't see them.

He said: "They came out so well, beyond expectations."

Visitors will be offered the chance to go on a 4x4 safari around the farm in Stroud Farm Road and also look at livestock and machinery.

Cream teas will be also served and there will be space for picnickers.

It will run from 10am-4pm.

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