Traditional bluebell walk can be a virtual success for the NHS - The Redditch Standard
Online Editions

9th Aug, 2022

Traditional bluebell walk can be a virtual success for the NHS

Correspondent 2nd May, 2020

THE popular bluebell walk at Yew Tree Farm has turned into a virtual stroll raising money for local NHS services.

The Wootton Wawen farm holds the charity walk every year but, like many events, this year’s instalment had to be cancelled.

However, the team have not let that stop them from sharing the beauty of the walk with the public and have created a video of a virtual walk through the bluebells for everyone to enjoy.

Anyone is able to watch the video, but Yew Tree Farm is asking people to make a donation to their JustGiving page, which has been set up to support the SWFT Charity – the official charity of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust – which supports hospitals and local NHS community services in South Warwickshire.

Any money raised will go towards the Charity’s Covid-19 Staff Wellbeing Appeal, which is supporting staff while they work on the frontline against the virus.

Jon Haimes, owner of the land, said: “We’ve been hosting the walk for 30 years and it has proven to be really popular with the local community.

“Times are hard for all of us at the moment, but we didn’t want to let this virus stop us and we wanted to show everyone that, whilst things aren’t great at the moment, the world is a beautiful place.”

The video can be found at https://bit.ly/3f4M1oj and you can donate to the JustGiving page by keying in bluebell virtual walk.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Recruitment

Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Subscribe

Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Redditch Standard.