The Grain and Feed Trade’s cycle relay has been very well supported in Northern Ireland with £5,300 raised for Rural Support at their cycle event in July.

NIGTA president Michael Mc Aree congratulated the 34 cyclists from 13 supply businesses who participated in the cycle “ This is a tremendous effort from the trade and we are delighted to be able to make a significant donation to those in the farming community who are suffering difficult circumstances”.

Cyclists at Chestnutts

Chief Executive of Rural Support, Jude McCann said, “We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the cyclists, feed companies across Northern Ireland and the Grain Trade Association who took part in this tremendous effort. The funds raised are extremely important for our charitable organisation which assists farmers and farming families across the province. In the face of major restructuring within our industry the services of Rural Support are extremely important. This significant donation is very much appreciated at this particular time.”

The Northern Ireland leg was part of a 3,700 mile tour of the United Kingdom which has raised in excess of £60,000 in support of rural charities.