Belfast Telegraph

Streamvale Sow steals the show as locals support Autism charity

A fun day at Streamvale farm has raised £2500 in aid of the Newtownards Branch of the National Autistic Society whilst celebrating the farm's 26th birthday.

Among the many visitors were staff who worked at Streamvale when it first opened, season ticket holders from years ago, as well as regular visitors.

There were some people who came especially to support the Autism cause and even some who didn't know what was happening and thought the farm was that busy every Sunday.

The Creamery Cafe staff were flat out scooping ice creams, the farmer was busy barbecuing delicious north Antrim burgers and the big Mash Direct Bus was handing out tubs of tasty spuds to keep the visitors happy on such a sunny afternoon.

Streamvale staff, as ever, took members of the public on animal rides and gave them a chance to cuddle all the baby animals.

As if the charity day was not enough, the farm's prize pig 'Penny' decided it was time to steal the spotlight and inform the public all about the cycle of life on the farm as she gave birth to eight perfect little pink piglets.

Peppa the pig arrived to the usual fantastic response and brought a birthday cake complete with piglets rolling in mud.

We were delighted with the response and Newtownards branch of the National Autistic were equally delighted with the £2500 for their cause.

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