Members of staff at agricultural products supplier Wynnstay raised over £6,000 for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) in 2021, after participating in a challenge.
In the “North to South” challenge, over 200 employees accepted a challenge to see how many times they could virtually walk, run, swim or cycle a distance equivalent to that of Wynnstay’s most distant offices, with money being raised for the company’s nominated charity.
Gareth Davies, CEO, explains that supporting the needs of British farmers has always been important to Wynnstay, making RABI an obvious choice for a charity to fundraise for.
“Most our staff have personal connections with the farming community. If they don’t live on a farm, their family and friends do, so they genuinely understand and want to help alleviate the challenges faced by farming families,” he says.
Collectively, they travelled 29,239 miles, which is the equivalent of travelling between Montrose and Helston 45 times.
Mr Davies presented the cheque for funds raised to Linda Jones, RABI’S Regional Manager for Wales.
Wynnstay has also recently featured Alicia Chivers, CEO of RABI, on the Agri-Hub Podcast, which was about mental wellbeing on-farm and can be accessed at https://www.wynnstay.co.uk/wynnstay-agri-hub-podcast.
To contact RABI for support, either for yourself of someone you know, call 0800 188 4444.