For a summer holiday with a difference, Jack Walton is planning to visit 25 livestock markets around the country, raising money for R.A.B.I and RSABI (Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution) as he goes.
Jack’s Journey will take him from Dingwall Livestock Market, Scotland to Truro Livestock Market, Cornwall. At each market, Jack will set up a display about his sponsors and each of the charities and hopes that each market will allow him to auction a pen of sheep with the market’s commission for that pen being donated to the fund.
Jack has already secured sponsorship for his journey from the Three Counties Agricultural Society where CEO, Ken Nottage, said, “This is a fantastic and unique idea to raise money for charities which are also close to our hearts at Three Counties and that is one reason why we are keen to support Jack.
“The other reason is that over the year’s Jack has become a valuable asset to Three Counties, helping out at many of our shows including our flagship Royal Three Counties Show – so we know first-hand that Jack is a remarkable young man who has not only had a good idea, but he’s also got the get up and go to actually make it happen. We wish Jack every success on his journey.”
Pending A-Level exam results, Jack hopes to head off to Royal Agricultural University in September to study Rural Land Management, with the aim of fulfilling his dream to become a professional auctioneer.
Jack said, “For as long as I can remember I have loved attending livestock markets with my grandfather Michael Walton and I was always itching to have a go on the rostrum. I have been lucky enough to help at Worcester Livestock Market for the last three years where I have learnt many skills.”
To ensure all money collected goes to charity, Jack is looking for further sponsorship to go towards his fuel (around £500) and a vehicle for six weeks over the summer. If you are able to help Jack on his journey or would like to sponsor please email Jack Walton or donate directly to the charities via his VirginMoneyGiving page.
Many thanks Jack!