Michael Palin is a supporter of Farm Africa, and his appeal encouraged our support for both the five year goat project, and later the sapling planting project in the dry areas of Kenya.
Central to the charities aims is to help young people in Hull and particularly in and around Hessle Road. The pram race has historic significance to the area and its heritage going back to the days when the trawlermens wives used to make there way to the dock offices
Our association with Farm Africa started in May 2005 funding Goats to the Kenya Dairy Goat Project in the Kitui and Mwingi districts. We sponsored a 5 year programme which included introducing the Toggenburg goat to the local hardy breed to increase milk yields and quality goats.
In 2010/11 and 2011/12 we have supported the Dryland Farming Project in the same districts of Kenya and provided 20,000 tree seedlings to combat drought.
We are pleased to be associated with Farm-Africa and their work in building a better future for the farmers of Africa.
Farm Africa’s local experts provide the tools and know-how that enable farmers in eastern Africa to increase their harvests.
We train them to be more commercial, adding value to surplus crops by milling, drying, or turning their produce into products that fetch a higher price.
With better food for their families and reliable incomes from their businesses, farmers can build for the future.
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On 24 January Mr Andrew Horncastle was invited to meet HRH Prince Charles when the prince visited Barnsley College. The W A Horncastle Charitable Trust has been supporting the work of the Prince’s Trust in Hull to help young people. Particularly in bringing about the reintroduction to the city of the PT Enterprise Programme. This programme is designed to give young people an introduction to self-employment and support them in establishing a business.
In collaboration with Kingston Upon Hull City Council eighty three young people attended the new programme up to April 2012 and a further programme is underway now supported also by a grant from the European Regional Development Fund.
The W A Horncastle Charitable Trust is pleased to have been able to help get things off the ground and hopes that many young people who have faced difficult and challenging circumstances will benefit and experience the opportunity of successful self employment.