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The Herdy Company

Supporting upland fell farmers and rural Cumbrian communities.

Raising money for
Cumbria Community Foundation

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What is the herdy fund?
The herdyfund exists to support upland fell farmers and rural Cumbrian communities. It has being doing good since day one and today the herdyfund is proudly an official charitable fund of the Cumbria Community Foundation. All the herdyfund projects are designed and developed with, by and for farmers and rural communities. As well as giving financial support, the herdyfund brings people together to create innovative and ambitious solutions to the problems facing farmers and rural communities.

Why do we do it?
herdy spreads smiles and happiness simply because it’s the right thing to do. Cumbria is the birthplace of herdy, inspired by a chance friendly encounter with one of our iconic smiling Herdwick sheep. It’s our way of saying thank you to the place and people who make this corner of the world so special.

How ewe can help
Farmers and rural communities manage and maintain Cumbria’s physical and cultural landscape and have done so for hundreds of years, ewe can help encourage and support their future by donating to the herdyfund.

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The Herdyfund

Show your support for the Herdyfund by donating on this page. Your donations will make a real impact to farming and rural communities, helping to shape the future for the herdwicks and the landscape in which they live.

Event date

07-May-2018 00:00  - 
07-May-2023 00:00

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Donation by James Downes
on 26-04-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Our group would like to donate to the Herdyfund as a thank you to Diane Hannah for being our Guest Speaker at our Anniversary Dinner this month and to support the work that the company is doing.
Donation by WINK Networking
on 17-03-2019
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-11-2018
£7.50 gift aid
I love the Herdwicks we see on our visits to the Lakes. I think you’re doing a great job supporting all these projects.
Donation by Fran Kelly
on 24-11-2018
£7.50 gift aid
In memory of Arnold Margolis
Donation by Laura Lee
on 24-11-2018
£5.00 gift aid
We love your work!
Donation by Daniel Steinmetz
on 13-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Cindy Prescott
on 18-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
There are Herdys on the other side of the Pennines, as well. Mrs Heelis would have been pleased.
Donation by Anonymous
on 16-05-2018
Good luck with it all. Local help and funds for local businesses for the win.
Donation by S Page
on 16-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by @pixeditorNW
on 16-05-2018
£3.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £563.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £563.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £621.25

Donations closed

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