THE great British weather won't stop children who visit the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) from enjoying the great outdoors, thanks to a donation from Roberts Bakery.

The Rudheath family bakery has raised £650 through a staff tuck shop, to buy much-needed outdoor wear so youngsters can take part in activities like den-building and feeding farm animals while at CAFT.

Based at Booth Bank Farm in Millington, the charity provides holidays, respite care and activity days for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from across the north west.

CAFT fundraiser Helen Crowther said: “We look after around 3,000 children a year and we want every single one of them to have the best possible experience while they’re with us.

"With running costs of more than £1 million a year, we simply don’t have funds to buy extra items like outdoor clothing and we rely on donations from our generous supporters.

"This fantastic donation from Roberts means that the children will stay warm and dry whilst enjoying lots of outdoor activities that will really help to enrich their lives.”

Roberts family member Lindsay Occleston went along to CAFT with Roberts’ community supporter Rachel Dickinson to meet some of the children and present the new clothing.

The kit includes warm hats, gloves, waterproofs, aprons, wellies and wellie liners.

Lindsay said: “We have a long history with CAFT, which is an incredible place that brings joy to so many deprived and disabled children.

"We wanted to help these youngsters to get to really enjoy the outdoors and have lots of fun, whatever the weather, and this new kit will allow them to do just that.

"Come rain or shine, the children can be out there making the most of their experiences and it’s a privilege for us to help them make some really special memories.”

Roberts also donates hundreds of loaves of bread to CAFT throughout the year, as well as extra loaves, rolls and festive gingerbread biscuits for this year's Christmas celebrations.