A team from Fairburn’s Eggs in Lincolnshire will be swapping poultry for peaks in July when it takes part in the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise £40,000 for Farm Africa.
Sixteen Fairburn staff from the firm’s Burgh le Marsh HQ will be donning their walking boots and taking part in the tough trek, which will see them scale Ben Nevis (4,409ft), Scafell Pike (3,209ft) and Snowdon (3,560ft) in just 24 hours. Each mountain takes around five hours to climb and the team will be completing a total walking distance of roughly 23 miles.
Fairburn’s Eggs, which this year marks its 70th anniversary, has raised more than £60,000 for Farm Africa over the years. In 2014, CEO Daniel Fairburn and team climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and in 2018, he took part in two marathons across the Saharan desert.
Farm Africa builds sustainable livelihoods for rural communities in eastern Africa. It helps smallholder farmers, pastoralists and small businesses take advantage of commercial opportunities, while transforming land use in a way that reduces emissions, halts the rapid degradation of nature, and increases food security.
Daniel Fairburn, who will be joining the team, said: “As helping fellow farmers is a cause so close to my heart, I thought it was about time we took on another challenge to support Farm Africa; it’s also our company’s 70th anniversary. So, with international travel currently restricted, we’ve decided to take on the National Three Peaks. We’re hoping to raise at least £40,000 for the charity which could make a real difference to so many farming families.”
The team can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fairburnsthreepeakschallenge