The Warm Welly Company – based at Walton in Cumbria, has announced the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (R.A.B.I) as its nominated charity for 2019. They will be donating £1,000 worth of Warm Wellies and pledging support to R.A.B.I awareness campaigns.
The Warm Welly Company began over a decade ago as a farm diversification business. They began by producing neoprene lined ‘warm wellies’ for farming kids with frozen toes at lambing time. Today it has grown into a full-time business supplying ‘Warm Wellies’ to fit all family members who love the outdoors.
Simon Wood, owner of the Warm Welly Company, was approached last summer for a pair of Warm Wellies as a prize for a North West Regional Fundraising event. Since then he has been building stronger links with the organsation and was keen to offer wider support.
The Warm Welly Company has promised Warm Wellies for R.A.B.I teams right across the UK – to be used to help their fundraising activities. The Warm Welly Company will also be providing Warm Welly giveaways for the R.A.B.I social media #WellyWeek campaign later in the year.
Commenting on the R.A.B.I link up, Simon Wood said “Farming is a hard environment and can also be a lonely place to work. We met some of the R.A.B.I volunteers at the Christmas Carol services and immediately saw their passion and enthusiasm.
“We chatted to Georgina Lamb, R.A.B.I North West Regional Manager who explained how they help farmers and farmworkers of all ages. It struck a chord with us because we wanted to support a rural charity that focuses on farming families. R.A.B.I is a great ‘sole to soul’ fit.”
Georgina said “We’re thrilled that Simon and the team at The Warm Welly Company have chosen R.A.B.I as their charity for 2019.”