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Double charity delight thanks to Agri-lympics

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 31, 2014

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TWO charities are set to benefit from a farm’s annual themed fund-raising event.

Bosses at the National Forest Adventure Farm, in Tatenhill, revealed that their Agri-lympics team charity event would support both the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

The event, scheduled to take place on June 14, will see entrants take part in a tractor pull, tug-of-war and many other weird and wacky challenges.

Tom Robinson, director of the National Forest Adventure Farm, said: “We are delighted to be supporting two charities this year.

“The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust does such wonderful work in Staffordshire, and RABI’s assistance is very much in demand following the terrible floods at the beginning of the year.

“I hope that this year’s Agri-lympics will be a fun experience for everyone taking part and a great way to raise money for these amazing charities.”

The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust cares for youngsters who are battling life-limiting illnesses, while RABI helps support people who have retired from the farming industry and are struggling to cope financially.

Natalie Wood, fund-raiser at The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust, said: “We are so thankful for the National Forest Adventure Farm for choosing us as one of their chosen charities.

“As a charity we rely on the generosity of the local community to help raise the £2.5 million needed each year to provide our services. This opportunity gives us the chance to not only raise vital funds for the hospice, but also to help raise our profile in Burton and East Staffordshire.”

Kate Jones, RABI’s regional manager, said: “We are most grateful to the National Forest Adventure Farm for hosting this exciting event.”

Teams need to raise a minimum of £120 to enter. Anyone interested in getting together a team should call the National Forest Adventure Farm on 01283 533933.

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