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YNPA Challenge 21 racking up the miles - still time to take part, donate and sponsor

8th Jun 2021 / By Alistair Driver

The YNPA Challenge 21 is well underway, with YNPA members and supporters already racking up the miles on foot, bike and even horse.

YNPA challengeIt’s all in aid of a fantastic charity – the Farming Community Network (FCN), which continues to support farmers and their families through difficult times.

The challenge started last week and will run to June 21, with the initial aim of collectively covering 883 miles to raise £883 for FCN (the figure represents the distance between the NPA ‘Put British Pork on Your Fork’ banners from the furthest north to south and east to west).

It has been a great start by YNPA members and supporters - the group has just topped the 500-mile mark, and they intend to keep going and raise as much money for FCN as possible.

You might even notice some of the participants, who are undertaking the challenge in custom made pink t-shirts, as modelled by YNPA vice-chair Jack Bosworth and the NPA’s chief executive Zoe Davies.

YNPA challenge Jack B

YNPA challenge Zoe

How to take part, donate – and sponsor!

There is still time to take part - it’s open to everyone so you don’t have to be a YNPA member.

  • Just email Andrea – , who will forward details, and donate £10 to the dedicated Just Giving Page -
  • Or you can simply show your support for those who are taking part via the Just Giving page.
  • Our allied industry members can play their parts, too, by becoming a sponsor. Many thanks to Quality Equipment, which is kindly donating £2/mile for the 158.64 miles covered on Sunday. Again, if you want to add your name as a sponsor, just email Andrea. 

By foot, bike and horse...

Here are some more examples of those who have been taking part across the country. 

Vet Claire Scott has covered some serious miles on her bike:

YNPA challenge 1

Neigh problem for Cargill’s Maisie Lord:

YNPA challenge horse

Gloucestershire producer Sophie Hope is also taking the scenic route:

YNPA challenge Sophie

Anna Longthorp has company in the form of son, Richard, for her miles:

YNPA challenge 5

For social media users, keep an eye out for the hashtags #YNPAChallenge21 and #PutBritishPorkOnYourFork to keep up with progress!

And if you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at our new PutBritishPorkOnYourFork website, which is highlighting to consumers the many reasons to choose British pork.

About FCN

The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times. They have over 400 volunteers that provide support and also operate Farming Help, a confidential helpline for those in need.