22 March 1996

Ski trek to help Africa

FARM-Africa will be one of the charities to benefit from a 60-mile/five-day ski trek along the Haute Route, from Chamonix-Mont Blanc, through France, Italy and Switzerland to the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt.

Simon Hill, a graduate of Newcastle University currently taking a diploma course at Seale Hayne College, was inspired to tackle this sponsored expedition for FARM-Africa by Richard Parrys motorbike expedition down the Rift Valley (Farmlife, Jul 28, 1995).

He will be accompanied by three friends raising money for a military charity. They will set out on Apr 2 on a journey which will take them up and down mountains, across glaciers and involve ice climbing and abseiling.

If you would like to support the charity donations (cheques made payable to FARM-Africa) may be sent to Simon Hill, Upper Westcourt, Burbage, Marlborough, Wilts SN8 3BW.

&#8226 Cambridge young farmers are also helping FARM-Africa. They are holding a charity dinner in Great Eversden village hall on Sat, Mar 30, with Oliver Walston as guest speaker. Tickets (£10) from Sally Tebbit (01223-262154).

Simon Hill: Off to tackle the Haute Route to aid FARM-Africa.