'Christmas miracle' of £2,000 for farmer whose heifer died

A FARMER whose heifer died after falling into a bunker, has been given an anonymous donation of £2,000 – describing it as a ‘Christmas miracle’.

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A FARMER whose heifer died after falling into a bunker, has been given an anonymous donation of £2,000 – describing it as a ‘Christmas miracle’.

Last month, a major rescue operation, involving the Fire & Rescue Service, took place to rescue 18-month-old Mary, which belonged to 17-year-old Stefan Yerby, after she became trapped in a bunker at Rue du Hamel, Castel.

After reading the article in the Guernsey Press, a couple, who wish to remain anonymous, decided to give a donation due to the circumstances of the event and for what Mr Yerby had lost.

The Elizabeth College Year 13 student has been farming since he was 12 and gets up at 4.30am each day to tend to his animals before going to school.

‘I can’t thank them enough, it is incredible someone has a heart that big,’ he said. Mr Yerby has written to the couple to thank them for their kind gesture.

Comments for: "'Christmas miracle' of £2,000 for farmer whose heifer died"

johnl

What's a heifer doing on a golf course.

FromAFar

What's a golf course doing on common land?

markB

playing golf silly!!

FlyingScot

No common land - or golf course - on the rue du Hamel - just fields and German bunkers. Very kind hearted of the couple who made the donation, the true spirit of Christmas.

Jay1

The young lad certainly deserves the help from these kind hearted people after losing his cow Mary and I am sure that it will encourage him to go on to bigger and better farming in the future. Nice to know that there are still kind hearted people on Guernsey.

The_Road_To_Hell

A truly lovely gesture that does indeed restore our faith in human nature, and Stefan's intentions appear good and sincere, however...

I sincerely hope for ALL his animals sake, he uses the money wisely and takes the advice offered from those more experienced, before he ventures further into what I appreciate is a very worthy career should he choose to pursue it.

Jason Brun

Possibly not a real farmer.....