Inspiring Land's End to John O'Groats Challenge in Support of Ripple Effect Charity header image

Left to right: Christian Davies - McConnel General Manager, Philip Halse, Edward Halse, Jon Webb - McConnel UK Sales Manager.

This morning, we had the privilege of welcoming the father and son duo, Philip and Edward Halse, from Halse South West, McConnel’s and one of the UK’s largest agricultural dealerships. They passed by the McConnel factory during their incredible Land's End to John O'Groats challenge in support of the Ripple Effect charity. Their physical endurance and unwavering determination to make a difference is truly inspiring.

Philip and Edward's journey is not for the faint hearted. They are committed to cycling at an average speed of 15 mph for 10 hours a day, covering an impressive daily average of 150 miles. To achieve this remarkable feat, they will each burn over 10,000 calories every day. Thankfully, they have the support of Philip's wife, Jane at hand who is accompanying them along the route, ensuring they are well-fueled with four times the recommended daily food intake at strategic stops.

Currently on day three of their challenge, Philip and Edward are planning to complete the 1,100-mile journey in just 7 days, ending in John O’Groats this Friday, 11th August (pm).  Their goal is to raise an outstanding £200k for the Ripple Effect charity, which works with six East African countries to empower smallholder farmers and improve their livelihoods.

McConnel is proud to play a part in their mission by donating one of its renowned Power Arms, which will be sold through the Halse South West company, with all proceeds going directly to the Ripple Effect charity. This contribution, along with the support of more than 30 other partners and generous donations from kind-hearted individuals, has already helped them raise an incredible £190k so far.

Please do support Philip and Edward’s incredible mission by donating at Halse South West LEJOG for Ripple Effect Just Giving page.

Your support, no matter the amount, will be immensely appreciated. Your contribution can help Philip and Edward reach their target of £200k and make a meaningful impact on the lives of smallholder farmers in East Africa.