Whirlow boost opens new doors to students

The first students to study at Whirlow Hall Farm's educational centre are pictured outside the new building
The first students to study at Whirlow Hall Farm's educational centre are pictured outside the new building

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust in Sheffield has benefited from a donation by local door manufacturing company JELD-WEN for its new educational centre.

The charitable trust needed the building to expand its services to teach a new diploma in environmental and land-based studies.

JELD-WEN was asked to supply 14 of its Paintgrade internal plywood doors by building contractor JF Finnegan of Sheffield.

The charity has been based in Sheffield for more than 30 years and works with inner city children and young people with special needs or disabilities, during which time more than 250,000 children have visited the farm to learn about caring for the environment and where our food comes from.

Joan Ward, head of fundraising at Whirlow, said: “We are extremely grateful for JELD-WEN’s generous support which has enabled us to keep our building costs down. In the present economic climate this is particularly appreciated, as it allows funds to be released to support our core activity of providing a unique environmental and educational experience to over 10,000 children each year.”

Chris Miller, Product Manager for JELD-WEN, said: ”We were really pleased to supply our doors to Whirlow Hall Farm Trust for their new education centre.

“Wherever possible, we try to give something back to our local community and to support projects that benefit young people or the environment.”