Donna tackles Route 66 challenge for farming charities

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GRIMME UK's finance director Donna Hall tackling one of the United States' most iconic road trips on a charity challenge, aiming to run, ride and walk the distance of Route 66, one of the most famous roads in the United States, Route 66 originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona ending in Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California.

Having read about a drastic reduction in donations to charities caused by the pandemic, Donna decided to do something to help the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), and You Are Not Alone (YANA), both of which support agricultural workers. 

Having recorded just 190 miles on Strava in 2020, Donna is aiming to complete the challenge well within EndToEnd.run’s two year target and is looking to raise more than £2,278.

"Charities all over the UK have seen a significant fall in their donations, and UK farming charities are no exception," said Donna. "I know that by raising money for RABI and YANA, we can make a big difference to those who desperately need help in our industry. Things like extreme weather, illness, accidents, bereavement, financial problems and much more often lead to severe hardship and, all too often, issues with mental health. It's reassuring to know that when this happens, they are both there to provide essential help and support."

RABI provides financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages, including farmers, farmworkers and dependants while YANA helps those in farming affected by stress and depression. 

People wanting to support Donna can donate uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DonnaNewsonHall

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