FAIRBURN’S EGGS team members are hoping to raise £40,000 for charity Farm Africa by completing the National Three Peaks Challenge.

Sixteen Fairburn staff from the firm’s Lincolnshire headquarters will be donning their walking boots and taking part in the trek, which will see them scale Ben Nevis (4,409ft), Scafell Pike (3,209ft) and Snowdon (3,560ft) in just 24 hours.

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Each mountain takes around five hours to climb, and the team will be completing a total walking distance of about 23 miles.

Fairburn’s, which is celebrating 70 years in business in 2021, has raised more than £60,000 for Farm Africa over the years.

The charity 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 to reduce emissions, halt the rapid degradation of nature, and increase food security.

‘Helping fellow farmers’

Fairburn’s Eggs chief executive Daniel Fairburn 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.”

Jenni Bright, director of external relations, Farm Africa, added: “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.”

The team can be sponsored via their Just Giving page.