Virtual walk through one of Warwickshire’s most popular bluebell trails raising money for NHS charity

The walk is held every year but had to be cancelled this year
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The team at a Warwickshire farm and shopping village have created a digital version of their annual charity 'bluebell walk' to help raise money for local NHS services.

Yew Tree Farm, which is near Wootton Wawen, holds the charity walk every year, but like many events, this year’s instalment had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Despite this, the team have now created a video of a virtual walk through the bluebells for everyone to enjoy.

The annual charity bluebell walk has been made virtual. Photo by www.alanranger.comThe annual charity bluebell walk has been made virtual. Photo by
The annual charity bluebell walk has been made virtual. Photo by

Anyone is able to watch the video, but the Yew Tree Farm team are asking people to make a donation to their JustGiving page, which has been set up to support SWFT Charity, the official charity of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust supports and operates hospitals in Warwick, Leamington, Stratford and Shipston-on-Stour as well as local NHS community services.

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.

"We want as many people as possible to experience the beauty of the bluebells and we hope to raise as much money as possible for our NHS Heroes at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.”