Cows on Tour presented R.A.B.I chairman Malcolm Thomas and regional manager for Wales Linda Jones with a donation of £3,000 at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Winter Fair.
The group, which is made up of Welsh farmers, has been running for five years and aims to educate children about where their food comes from. Over the past year, Cows on Tour has completed a number of challenges to raise money and awareness for their two chosen charities: R.A.B.I and the DPJ Foundation.
Their first event was a trip down into the Dan Yr Ogof Caves, where they set up their model farm to teach children about different parts of farming. The land around the caves is home to what is thought to be the oldest farm in Wales and includes a reconstruction of an Iron Age farm.
Following on from this, the team gave supporters quite a sight when they sent Bessie the fibreglass cow down the UK’s fastest zip line at Zip World’s Penrhyn Quarry. Bessie didn’t fly alone, several supporters donned their harnesses to brave the zip line that can reach speeds of 100mph.
Finally, they put together a group of 74 people to carry their model farm up to the peak of Snowdon. The team completed the hike up the mountain’s Llanberis trail in 3 hours and 20 minutes, bringing Bessie, a life-size model pig, sheep and lamb in tow.
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