Wellgate Community Farm visits Romford’s Mercury Mall

PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 April 2018

Young farmers from Wellgate Community Farm visited the Mercury Mall at the weekend.

Young farmers from Wellgate Community Farm visited the Mercury Mall at the weekend.

Mercury Mall

Families visiting a shopping centre certainly knew spring had arrived at the weekend as they got to cuddle up to some farm animals.

Visitors to The Mercury Mall were given a real treat as staff from Wellgate Community Farm, Collier Row, brought with them a mixture of lambs, goats, ducks and rabbits for children to see and handle.

For a small donation, children could also have their faces painted, take part in an Easter egg hunt or have their photo taken with the Easter rabbit.

The money was raised for children’s charity First Step and Saint Francis Hospice.

Deputy centre manager Natalie Bayes said: “We had an absolutely fantastic two days in the centre.

“The children obviously enjoyed all the activities available to them and the fact that we raised a total of £1,189.05 for these two charities is fantastic and, once again, shows just how generous our visitors are.”

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