Children taking part in the Mini and Junior Runs are encouraged to raise a small amount of money to help a local cause. They can, of course, choose any charity of their choice - or support the official charity of the year, which in 2017 is Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. 

Whirlow Hall Farm works directly with children across South Yorkshire; whether it’s developing a healthy relationship with food, seeing an animal for the first time or helping to get their lives back on track. Together, we help thousands of local children and young people to raise their aspirations and improve their life chances.

Each year we provide a range of sessions to inspire children and bring their studies to life, we particularly encourage schools and groups that experience financial and other disadvantages or special needs; and those who struggle within mainstream education.

We believe every child, whatever their background or circumstances, deserves an opportunity to learn and develop to their full potential. Our team strives to provide access and opportunities for all children giving them the chance to work and interact with the environment in a positive, safe and stimulating way. From ‘Where our food comes from’ programmes to physical activities including farm jobs, earth walks, pond dipping and pony riding, all our work is designed to engage young people in learning. Activities are designed to raise confidence and self-esteem, develop team work and communication skills, unlock potential and raise aspirations.

For more information about Whirlow Hall Farm Trust please visit their website: