Big Breakfasts at B&B farmhouse

Fundraising Big Breakfast hosts Chris and Christine Ryder, of Scaife Hall Farm, Blubberhouses collecting their 2011/12 Deliciouslyorkshire Best Yorkshire Breakfast award

Fundraising Big Breakfast hosts Chris and Christine Ryder, of Scaife Hall Farm, Blubberhouses collecting their 2011/12 Deliciouslyorkshire Best Yorkshire Breakfast award

First published in Local news Wharfedale Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

An award-winning bed and breakfast at Blubberhouses will be serving up three days of hearty morning food for charity in the New Year.

Scaife Hall Farm at Hardisty Hill, Blubberhouses, is hosting Yorkshire’s annual Farmhouse Big Breakfast fundraiser, from January 28 to January 30.

It will be the third time the business, run by husband and wife Chris and Christine Ryder, has held the event to raise money for the Addington Fund.

Previous Big Breakfasts at Scaife Hall – held in 2007 and 2010 – brought in nearly £7,500 for the charity, which provides homes for farming families in England and Wales who have to leave the industry and offers emergency hardship grants.

The Ryders will be serving up two breakfast sittings, from 10am to noon and from 1pm to 3pm, per day, this time with locally produced food featuring prominently.

Sponsors so far include Bracken Hill Fine Foods, Yorkshire Dales Granola, Gold Top Jersey Milk and Butter, Shortridge Laundry and Topcliffe mushroom grower Trevor Fothergill, while the couple’s friends will help cook and serve the breakfasts.

Director of the Addington Fund, Ian Bell, said: “The Ryders have been among our staunchest supporters over the years.

“Fundraising of this nature is absolutely fundamental to our needs and we hope farming communities, businesses and the public at large will support their 2014 charity farmhouse breakfast – and savour one of the best breakfasts to be had in the whole of Yorkshire.”

Tickets, which cost £15, are already selling fast and Mrs Ryder is hoping for a record-breaking success.

She said: “We’ve served up well over 300 charity big breakfasts in the past and we’re hoping we can break through the 500 mark this time around and take our fund-raising total past £10,000.”

Scaife Hall Farm, winner of the 2011/12 Best Yorkshire Breakfast category in the Deliciouslyorkshire Awards, is a 600 acre working hill farm with flocks of Swaledale, Mule and Blue Faced Leicester sheep, a herd of Belted Galloway Cattle, and free range hens whose eggs are used for the B&B’s breakfasts.

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