Industry heads Farm Africa trek

The team finished their six-day hike at the weekend

A team of food industry executives has completed a 145km trek across the Tanzania highlands to raise money for the charity Farm Africa.

The trekkers finished the six-day hike last weekend, having crossed woodlands, plains and mountains in searing heat, at more than 2,500m above sea level.

They followed a route previously only walked by local Masai tribesmen.

The money raised will go towards Farm Africa’s Food for Good initiative, set up by the UK’s food and hospitality sectors to help tackle hunger.

Former NFU director-general and Farm Africa chairman Richard Macdonald, who led the expedition, said: “Food for Good has raised an amazing £428,000. We have all worked incredibly hard to merit the support of all our sponsors. Thank you to everyone who has supported us.”

The team included: Tony Baines, MD buying at Aldi Nigel Dunlop, CEO of Moy Park Richard Brasher, CEO of Pick ‘n’ Pay Keith Packer, CEO of Typhoo Tea Andrew Thompson, commercial director, Booker Mark Williamson, commercial director, Waitrose and Charles Reed, group MD of William Reed Business Media, publisher of The Grocer.