It’s going to be bigger, better and muckier than ever before – Kingston Maurward College students are putting on their wellies for this year’s charity Muckathon. In just 24 hours, they will spread muck, plough and cultivate 55 acres of land at the College farm to raise funds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
The students, who are studying agriculture, have followed in the footsteps of their predecessors by managing to source all of the machinery needed – and 1,000 litres of fuel – through donations from local businesses and residents. The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance does great work around the South West and KMC Students wish to help them in their battle to find this money
The Muckathon will take place on April 24 and students will work in shifts from 8am until midnight, before taking a break and resuming again at 5am on April 25 but they wont be resting on their laurels before then, as they are carrying out a ‘tractor pull’ through Dorchester town centre on March 18 and April 19 to help meet their £3,000 target.
Article taken from the Dorset Echo Website