AN OSWESTRY company's efforts for charity has been given a huge boost after it was named as community fundraiser of the year by a national institution.

JFC Agri, based on the Maes Y Clawdd Industrial Estate in Maesbury Road, picked up the award on Wednesday, May 25 from the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) volunteers at its conference.

A spokesman for JFC Agri said bosses and staff there were delighted to receive the community fundraiser of the year award, especially ahead of a mammoth challenge for 2022.

They said: "In a room full of amazing volunteers and fundraisers, we were honoured to be selected.

"This award makes the hill climbs three times greater than Snowdon facing the cyclists on Saturday, June 11 even more worth it!

"Making a difference to people in need with a team of like-minded, enthusiastic agricultural representatives who are cyclists for the day benefits everyone."

According to cyclist's Just Giving page, the team will be a mixture of JFC employees and local farmers who will take on an 'epic' hill climbing challenge in North Wales, for a fifth year in a row.

Sue Taylor, JFC national sales manager, will be taking part and explained the difficulty of the fundraiser.

She said: "This years challenge will see 11 riders head off for the hills in an attempt to cover more than 85 miles in one day.

"This is now the fifth year we have taken on a new route, a new climb and a new distance, each year adding to the difficulty scale.

"This year may be slightly fewer miles but those miles are at new heights.

"With 9,330 ft of climbing it isn’t for the faint hearted, but the team morale is incredible, and my fellow cyclists are what get us all through the day.

"Being presented an award from the RABI and seeing the Just Giving page totals raise makes this event feel amazing to be part of."

The team has set a £12,000 total which they have already exceeded by nearly £2,000 and will once again raise funds for RABI and also for Riding For Disabled (RDA).

A number of riders have hit or exceeded their personal fundraising targets but to contribute to their efforts then head to