This month, NFU Welshpool farming member, Pauline Bennett, will be trekking the country by tractor as she takes on 2,129 miles for a 15-day charity challenge!
Pauline is a 57-year-old farmer’s wife originally from a farm near Buxton in Derbyshire, who farms a beef and sheep enterprise with her husband Tom Bennett and their 3 grown up children, Alex, Becky and Will at Tyn y Pant, Manafon, Welshpool.
Pauline has decided to do this challenge for four charities which are very close to her heart – R.A.B.I, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, and the Welsh Air Ambulance.
Pauline said: “I have always wanted to do a big fundraising event and this year I feel is the time in which to do it. Being a farmer’s daughter and wife, I have always driven tractors, and with the comfort of modern day tractors, I opted for this mode of transport! I have been very fortunate to have been sponsored by New Holland who are supplying me with a tractor through Jim Nash at Hallmark Tractors (Cubley), Derbyshire. I am very much looking forward to the challenge and hope to gain as much support as possible. If you see me on my route, please give me a wave!”
Pauline will start the adventure on home soil at Welshpool Livestock Market on Monday 9th July, leaving 12 noon. She will head up the western side of Britain to the heights of Scotland to reach John O’Groats before coming back down the Eastern side of the country and then across to Lands’ End before finishing back at the Welshpool Livestock Market on Monday 23rd July at around 11.30am.
Visit Pauline’s Virgin Money Giving page to make a donation.