Over 100 wellies donated to city farms by Norfolk Broads pub

The Kings Head Hotel in Hoveton has been bombarded with Wellington boots following the launch of its Project Welly charity campaign.

The Broads pub called on customers to donate their outgrown kids' wellies and its regulars didn't disappoint, with over 100 pairs received.

The boots have been cleaned and sanitised and have now been re-gifted to Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG).

The Federation helps city farms and community gardens carry out their work of creating communities to be proud of and getting people actively involved in the great outdoors.

Often city farms are located in disadvantaged areas and children don't have appropriate clothing. The donated wellies will make sure kids are fully equipped when taking part in educational farmyard activities.

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Kings Head Hotel general manager Graham Mitchell said: 'A big thank you to everyone who donated wellies – we're thrilled with the result. Kids grow so quickly and with wellies being something not worn all the time, most are practically new.

'They can now be given a new lease of life by helping other children get actively involved in educational farmyard fun.'

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Jeremy Iles, chief executive of FCFCG adds: 'City farms and community gardens can provide a great day out for local children, but they also act as a fantastic outdoor classroom where they can learn hands on about subjects like food production and healthy eating.

'They also get a chance to take part in unique learning activities like holding a newly hatched baby chick or bottle-feeding a newborn lamb.'

See www.farmgarden.org.uk for more about FCFCG.

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