Farmyard fundraiser Agrilympics raises £3,500

Hosted at The National Forest Adventure Farm, the Agrilympics saw teams from across the Midlands competing for the hotly contested 'Golden Welly' at this farmyard fundraiser.

Farmyard fundraiser Agrilympics raises £3,500

Agricultural athletes gathered recently for such prestigious events as a hay bale heft, tractor pull, and even 'wife carrying'.

10 teams of young farmers and local business people came together to compete for the coveted Golden Welly, the prize given to the overall winners in the Agrilympics.

As the rain clouds cleared for the evening, and the fairy lights came on, the contestants limbered up at the National Forest Adventure Farm, in Tatenhill, near Burton upon Trent. 

The teams of four competitors, two men and two woman, had come together to have a bit of fun and raise money for CLIC Sargent in the process.

The winning team was the Stowaways, who will look after the Golden Welly until next year.

Once the fiercely-competed events had run their course, competitors and spectators kicked back and enjoyed live entertainment from the Silicone Taxis.

Thank you

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan said: "We are thrilled that the National Forest Adventure Farm has chosen to support CLIC Sargent this year, raising over £3,500.

"As a charity it relies on the generosity of the local community to help raise the money needed to provide it’s services. Last year in Staffordshire we supported nearly 100 children and young people with cancer, as well as their families.

"I would also like to thank the wonderful CLIC Sargent volunteers Val, Annie and Sue who came along on the night and helped to raise even more money for CLIC Sargent by selling raffle tickets.”

The National Forest Adventure Farm is one of the area's leading venues, drawing thousands every year.

Director Tom Robinson said: "We are delighted to have raised so much money for CLIC Sargent.

“It was a fantastic evening that was enjoyed by everyone involved.

"I would like to thank all the teams that entered this year's competition and the many individuals and local businesses that donated money and prizes."

Find out more

To find out how you could organise your own event or challenge to raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan on 01509 672 395 or email: