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Aiming high for our next Farm Africa Challenge!

Apr 26, 2021

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We’re swapping poultry for peaks in July when we take part in the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise £40,000 for Farm Africa.

Sixteen Fairburn staff will be donning their walking boots and taking part in the tough trek, which will see them scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in just 24 hours.

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We have raised more than £60,000 for Farm Africa over the years. In 2014, our CEO Daniel Fairburn and team climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and in 2018, we took part in two marathons across the Saharan desert.

We’re passionate about supporting this brilliant charity – which builds sustainable livelihoods for rural communities in eastern Africa.

Our fundraiser will help 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.

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Daniel says: “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 – in our company’s 70th year. 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.”

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Jenni Bright, Director of External Relations at Farm Africa, says: “Fairburn's Eggs have been dedicated supporters of Farm Africa since 2013. After a year like no other, we are delighted that the team is taking on this extraordinary challenge across the UK to support farmers and food producers in eastern Africa. The vital funds raised by the Fairburn's team will enable Farm Africa to reduce poverty by helping farmers to grow more, sell more and sell for more.”

We’ll be posting training updates on our social media @fairburnseggs so keep an eye on our feeds. If you’d like to sponsor the team, go to our Just Giving page.

Three Peaks Facts

  • Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain in Scotland, standing at a whopping 4,409ft; Scafell Pike is the tallest in England at 3,209ft; Snowdon is the tallest in Wales at 3,560ft.
  • Each mountain should take approximately five hours to climb.
  • The total walking distance is around 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 10,052ft.
  • 30,000 people take on this challenge each year. The record for the quickest time to complete the Three Peaks Challenge is 11 hours 54 minutes, set in 1971 by Joss Naylor.

Photos: credit Farm Africa / Mwangi Kirubi and Chris de Bode/Panos Pictures for Farm Africa.