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A colourful visitor!
Moo Holland will be visiting our churchyard from 8th-31st August.
This life sized, fiberglass cow painted to depict a countryside landscape by artist Jenny Leonard, will be looked after here until she goes back to the Surrey for the Surrey CowParade, a public art exhibition which raises money for charitable causes and community projects. Moo Holland is sponsored by agricultural machinery manufacturer New Holland and south-east agricultural machinery dealership Oakes Brothers Ltd.
Moo Holland's UK tour got udder-way on the New Holland stand at Countryfile Live, which takes place at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire from 4th - 7th August. Once the exhibition ends the cows from the Surrey CowParade will be auctioned-off for charity with the proceeds split between a charity of the sponsor's choice and Surrey CowParade's charity, the Surrey Hills Trust Fund. New Holland is supporting farming charity Addington Fund and money raised from the auction of Moo Holland will provide much-needed funds to help farmers in England and Wales. The charity was among those who helped farmers affected by the flooding on the Somerset Levels in 2014 and In the north of England in December 2015.
St Bride's connection with the Addington Fund began many years ago as the Chief Executive, Ian Bell, attends the Annual Guild of Agricultural Journalists' services at St Bride's, but this connection was definitely strengthened when St Bride's played a big part in their 'Celebration of British Livestock event' which took place on 3 December 2015.