Team NFU to tackle London Marathon for Farm Africa

02 April 2024

Team NFU

Team NFU: Emma Crosby, Jen Cox, Lizzy Milne

A new cohort of NFU representatives will be pounding the streets of London for 26.2 miles to raise funds for Farm Africa, the charity working to reduce poverty in east Africa by helping farmers grow and sell more using sustainable practices.

Taking up the mantle of Team NFU from the likes of President Tom Bradshaw, Deputy President David Exwood and former NFU President Minette Batters, who have run in previous years, will be NFU external affairs manager Emma Crosby, NFU external affairs adviser Jen Cox and NFU media adviser Lizzy Milne.

NFU President Tom Bradshaw said: “I’m really proud of Team NFU for taking on the challenge of running the London Marathon for another year to help support the brilliant work that Farm Africa does. While we’re facing challenges of our own, those challenges are also being felt by farmers across the globe and its vital that we work together.

“Having run the race myself in 2021 for Farm Africa, I don’t envy the number of miles ahead of Team NFU, but the funds raised will help support family farms in east Africa to build sustainable businesses and overcome poverty.”

More information: 

  • Team NFU is looking to raise £6,000 for Farm Africa. To donate visit the sponsorship page here.
  • To find out more about the work Farm Africa does, visit its website.