JCB Raises £74,000 for Farming Charities
We have a new helping hand on the farm after a successful winning bid from our founder, Angus Wielkopolski. The £74,000 bid will play a vital role in supporting often isolated farming communities.
The charities to benefit from the purchase are the Louise Hartley Memorial Foundation which offers scholarships to help young people start their farming careers and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) which supports farmers suffering from mental health issues.
Donated to auction by JCB, this one-of-a-kind machine was built by 68 incredibly talented young apprentices under the guidance of the Apprenticeship Advisor, Chris Morris. Lord Bamford, who completed an engineering apprenticeship prior to joining JCB in 1964, said “JCB’s apprentices worked as a team and did a wonderful job manufacturing this unique Loadall” and was “delighted one of our long-standing customers [Angus] supported the charity auction […] helping two such worthwhile charities connected with the farming community”
We’re delighted to have been able to help 2 such worthy causes and whilst it’s unlikely to stay this pristine for long, we’ll certainly be putting this fantastic machine to good use on the farm!