AN AGRICULTURAL firm has raised more than £6,000 for charity.

Wynnstay hosted a North to South Challenge in 2021 which asked its 201 members of staff to see how many times they could travel 644 miles, the distance between Wynnstay’s northernmost and southernmost stores.

Funds were in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

Staff could walk, run, swim or cycle the distance virtually, while raising money for the company’s nominated charity.

Gareth Davies, CEO of Wynnstay, explained 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.

For more visit Wynnstay's website.