Moy Park executive director Alan Gibson has been named one of the UK’s top fundraisers for 2015 on Just Giving, the world’s leading online fundraising platform.
Alan was in the top 1% of fundraisers, raising over £31,000 through donations made to his Just Giving page for completing a 117km trek through the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia to support Farm Africa.
Alan joined a number of the UK’s top executives from the food industry to embark upon the Bale Mountain Trek in November to raise funds for Farm Africa, a charity committed to helping African farmers build more prosperous lives, grow themselves out of poverty and end hunger.
Commenting on his experience, Alan said: “Taking part in the Bale Mountain Trek in Ethiopia was truly a life-changing experience. Witnessing the levels of poverty in areas of Ethiopia was difficult but the thing that really sticks with you is the kindness and warmth of the people.
“I would like to thank everyone who supported me by donating to Farm Africa – a most worthy charity that takes a practical and long-term view of addressing poverty in eastern Africa.”
In 2015 Moy Park announced a partnership with the charity committing to raise £100,000 over three years. Fundraising activities in 2015 by Moy Park team members across its sites in the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe have already raised over £62,000 for Farm Africa.
Alan concluded: “My colleagues across the Moy Park business have taken part in marathons, cycle rides, mountain climbs, rowing challenges and a host of other activities to raise this tremendous amount for Farm Africa to date. We have many more exciting activities planned for the year ahead and I thank everyone for their energy and commitment in supporting Farm Africa’s great work.”