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BGAJ Three Peaks Challenge raises money for farming charities

By 31st May 2023July 27th, 2023No Comments


BGAJ members and friends have raised more than £4000 for three rural charities — including the Guild’s own charitable trust — by walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks this month (20 May).

Setting off from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, the nine-strong team laced up their hiking boots to scale the peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent, covering a total of 24.5 miles and climbing 5,000 feet.

Guild chairman Johann Tasker said: “It was a fantastic day spent walking and climbing in some incredible scenery and perfect conditions.

“More importantly, we raised more than £4000 thanks to the generosity of guild members and friends — money that will really help people in farming communities who are in need of support during these tough times.”

The three charities supported were the Farming Community Network, RSABI, the Scottish farming charity, and the Guild’s own charitable trust, which supports BGAJ members and former members who may be struggling financially or with their health. Money raised will be shared equally between them.

Pictured, left to right, are: Johann Tasker, Simon Haley, Ben Briggs, Andy Newbold, Mary Harmey, Harry Parsons, Ann Newbold, Tom Hunt, Fiona Carruthers, with guide David Pritchard at the front.

You can still donate by visiting the Guild’s gofundme.