Farmers carry life-size cow model to Snowdon summit for charity

(Photo: CowsOnTour/Facebook)
(Photo: CowsOnTour/Facebook)

A huge group of farmers have trekked up Snowdon with a life-size model of a cow made out of fibreglass in aid of farming charities.

Educational group Cows on Tour were behind the trek up Wales's highest mountain, having raised nearly £4,000 out of their target of £10,000.

They aim to raise funds to support farming charities the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and the DPJ Foundation.

For the past five years, the group has been educating children about farming and where their food comes from.

The fundraiser site says: "We're raising £10,000 to Help CowsOnTour who are doing 7 day roadshow around Wales in May 2019. Telling the farming story to the next generation.

"We are a team of farmers and countryside dwellers who are passionate about farming and all that it involves.

"Our aim is to inspire and encourage other farmers and rural businesses to join us and share their farming story.

"We will empower farmers and rural businesses to stand proud and share their story."

Money raised will go to RABI, which is a welfare charity aiming to change farmers lives for the better. It offers financial support to farming people in hardship of all ages.

Funds will also go to the DPJ Foundation, a mental health charity which supports people in Wales in agriculture with mental health problems.