Mondial Assistance UK Gives Ragwort the Hoof on Farthing Downs

Ten Mondial Assistance employees spent a day at Farthing Downs, pulling up Ragwort – a weed that is poisonous to horses and the resident Sussex cattle. The rangers at Farthing Downs rely on volunteers such as Mondial Assistance staff to help preserve the area for members of the public to enjoy, and to ensure the animals have a safe environment in which to graze.

The Mondiality group was split into teams tasked with the challenge of pulling up as much Ragwort as possible from an area over a mile long.

Neil Sibley, a Farthing Downs Ranger, commented, “We rely on help from volunteers and look forward to teams from local businesses such as Mondial Assistance coming to help us out on the downs. Once again it was a thoroughly enjoyable and extremely productive day with Mondial. There was a lot of healthy competition between the teams, which meant the Ragwort was cleared in no time!”

Kirsty Wardlaw, who is responsible for Mondiality added, “We’ve been helping out at Farthing Downs for more than five years and believe it is essential for the local community, including businesses, to help conserve the area for future generations. Yet again everyone involved had a fantastic day and it was great to see so many volunteers getting involved in such an important community project.”