KEELHAM Farm Shop has teamed up with a charity that provides terminally ill people with a much needed holiday.

Bit of a Break offers those suffering from a terminal illness with a holiday in cottages including in Ilkley, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby and Bowness in Windermere.

And now, the Skipton farm shop is to provide those using the cottages with a foodie hamper - for a whole year.

The hampers will be delivered to the holiday home the day before they are due to arrive, and will include a selection of food from the farm shop, including Tipsy Pig Ale, shortbread biscuits, jams and fresh fruit.

Victoria Robertshaw, co-owner of Keelham Farm Shop said the business was always keen to do what it could to help the community.

"When A Bit of a Break got in touch we were more than happy to donate hampers for this deserving cause. We’ve hand-picked a range of products from our 400 plus local suppliers and producers to create a mix of special treats and fresh fruit for guests to enjoy over their break. They’re a wonderful organisation who are really making a difference to people’s lives, and it’s brilliant to be on board," she said.

A Bit of a Break was set up in early 2016 by fundraiser, Angela Sturgeon, who was battling ovarian cancer and who died at the end of the same year.

It is managed by Skipton based Carers Resource and works with Manorlands Hospice, Airedale Hospital and others to identify those most in need of a break.

It now has 23 holiday properties available, making use of those times when the properties are not let.

Paula Hunt, volunteer with A Bit of a Break said: “We’re incredibly proud to continue Angela’s legacy alongside her husband Matthew, daughter Emily and son Jack. We’re a young organisation completely reliant on donations, so to receive such incredible hampers from Keelham for the whole year is a huge boost to us. We’re extremely grateful.”

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