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Alpaca farm attraction battling to recover from storm damage

Ross Crawford 24th Feb, 2022

A LOCAL attraction and children’s therapy centre is reeling after the damage wreaked by storms Eunice and Franklin.

Middle England Farm Alpacas saw its weaning shed flattened, its greenhouse blown over and a shelter for male alpacas demolished by the gales.

And it means a tough road back for Tom and Andi Stevens-Moore who opened the centre four years as an animal therapy and care farm to help children with additional needs.

And whilst remaining true to their core aim, it’s since blossomed into an attraction for everyone to visit with 40 alpacas, rare breed sheep, pigs, emus, pigmy goats, llamas and chickens galore.

“We take bookings for long term animal therapy, and people take the alpacas and sheep for walks and learn about the animals,” said Tom.

“But the alpaca wool and public side is now quite big too.”

The question now is how can they built back after the damage caused by the storms.

“We struggled so much through Covid and really on people coming to the farm to visit us,” he added.

Middle England Farm Alpacas is two miles on the left along the Henley Road from Mappleborough Green and is in the top 10 per cent of world attractions according to TripAdvisor.

People can show their support by visiting them on Facebook where there is a donation button or simply dropping in.

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