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£2k raised in Race for Life

Dorset Based Ford Farmers Quadruple Target to raise £2,000 in Race for Life.


The Ford Farm Herd










A herd of eight dairy cows from Dorset cheesemakers Ford Farm, has raised over 2k for Cancer Research UK.The herd, comprising eight employees who dressed up in cow onesies, took part in Race for Life at Kingston Maurward in Dorchester last Sunday to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The fastest in the herd, Paulina Dziechciarz, completed the 5k run in just 29 minutes. Bringing up the rear, due to frequent stops for water and dips in the lake for cooling down, was Debbie Wallis and her two Labradors, Maggie and Lottie dressed in cow print tutus. The fundraising started just three months ago. Thanks to the generosity of Ford Farm customers, including Omsco, Atlas Packaging, Berkshire Labels and Godminster, as well as friends and family, the herd quadrupled their original target of £500, raising a total of £2099.50 from 46 donations.

Commenting on the race, leader of the pack Sian Whitlock said: ‘It was a really hot day so it was quite a challenge running in the costumes but well worth the effort. There were hundreds of people taking part in the Race. We are staggered by the generosity of all of our sponsors and really hope that the money we have managed to raise will help make a difference to those affected by cancer.‘