Farmer Portal

May 2017

Success at Charity Cumbrian Challenge

Meadow Foods have successfully taken on the Cumbrian Challenge in aid of Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) raising over £3,200.


Twelve dedicated Meadow Foods employees and friends, climbed the gruelling mountains of the Lake District including Helvelyn in tough weather conditions on 13 May following months of hard training all over the country from the Brecon Beacons to the Peak District. Scaling 4500m over 70km, the three teams were captained by Financial Controller Paula Cowen, Chief Financial Officer Damian McDonald and Sales and Logistics Manager David Farrer.


WWTW was established in 2010 with the aim to support all veterans with physical, mental or social injuries in order to help re-integrate them into society and develop new careers for their long-term wellbeing. The charity raises funds through numerous events and fundraisers, including the Cumbrian Challenge.


2017 was the fourth year in which Meadow Foods have supported WWTW through participation in the challenge, and this year they have raised more than ever. David Farrer, team leader and organiser, comments: “We are thrilled and proud to have once again completed the Cumbrian Challenge for the fourth year in a row. It’s a privilege to help our wounded service men and women, and the fact that we have already raised more than any other year is incredible – bring on next year’s challenge!”


Launched in 2013, the Challenge has proved an instant success and has since become an annual fixture, providing teams with the chance to race against members of previous expeditions as well as some of the men and women whom they are supporting.


To support Meadow Foods’ efforts further and donate to this worthwhile cause, please visit Meadow Foods’ page on Virgin Money Giving, or for further information about the charity please visit the WTTW website.