Young farmers dressed as cows will be on the ‘moove’ this week as they walk 36 miles to raise money for a member undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.
Members of the Lancashire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (LFYFC) will make their way from the club’s county office in Clitheroe to Blackpool Tower in aid of Clitheroe member, 24-year-old Louise Hartley.
As part of the chairman’s challenge, more than 50 members have pledged their support to the walk, dubbed ‘On The Moove’, which sees members dressed in cow suits to raise money for two charities - Macmillan Cancer Support and Field Nurse.
“With the current farming economic situation, farmers are stretched more than ever,” said James Oddie, chairman of the LFYFC. “Working within the agricultural community I see this every day and wanted to try and help in some way.
“Field nurse is a project aiming to provide a nurse at both Clitheroe and Gisburn Auction Marts where farmers and the rural community can pop in and get themselves checked out. This could be a health check from illness, injuries or just for a chat.”
Macmillan Cancer Support was chosen due to Louise’s recent diagnosis and James said members wanted to show help their support to the charity which is helping Louise.
He said: “Over recent years we have lost people close to our hearts through cancer, and now we have one of our own fighting the disease.
“Macmillan is a fantastic charity which gives lots of support to patients, friends and family affected by cancer.”
The walk takes place on Thursday, May 5 and to donate to their farmers’ cause go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/OnTheMoove