Moy Park Director Alan Gibson is set to test his endurance this November as he heads off for a challenging trek in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains in aid of Farm Africa.
Along with 12 other senior figures from the UK food industry, Alan is aiming to trek 117km at altitude over just six days and summit four peaks each over 4,000m – a challenge which the group believes has never before been undertaken.
Farm Africa, Moy Park’s charity partner, runs a number of projects in the Bale eco-region aimed at reducing deforestation and improving and sustaining the livelihoods of local forest communities. The Bale Mountains contain numerous boulder grooves, ridges and glacial valleys, as well as the second highest peak in Ethiopia, Tullu Demtu.
Alan said: “I am delighted to be taking part in this challenge, which will raise vital funds for Farm Africa and help it to carry out further work in combatting hunger and empowering farmers in eastern Africa. As well as being an incredible endurance test, this trek will also enable us to see for ourselves how the money we raise will not only help protect vulnerable natural resources, but also boost the incomes of rural communities.”
Anyone wishing to pledge their support for the fundraising challenge can do so online - www.justgiving.com/Alan-Gibson-Bale