Will you donate your wellies to support NFU Cymru? 

Farmers have been asked to donate their old wellies to support a NFU Cymru display at the Senedd. 

Farmers are asked to donate their wellies to NFU Cymru display at Senedd, highlighting effects of Sustainable Farming Scheme proposals. 

The exhibition aims to highlight the detrimental effects of the Sustainable Farming Scheme proposals. 

5,500 pairs of wellies are set to be placed on the steps of the Welsh parliament in Cardiff Bay, ahead of the Welsh government’s SFS “Keep Farmers Farming” consultation, which closes on Thursday 7th March. 

This symbolic display will depict the 5,500 agricultural jobs that are projected to be lost based on 100% take-up of the scheme, as based on figures from the Welsh government’s own impact assessment. 

The used wellies will then be either recycled or donated to charity after the display is dismantled. 

Wellies will be accepted in any condition – holes and considerable wear are fine – but organisers are asking that the wellies are clean when they are handed over. 

Impact of the scheme

One of the organisers of the display, Paul Williams, said: “We want to make a real statement to politicians and the public about the shocking impact of these proposals on agricultural jobs in Wales. 

“The impact will not just be felt at the farm gate, but across the supply chain and throughout our rural communities. By placing these 5,500 pairs of wellies on the Senedd steps we will be providing a stark visual of the true impact of these proposals on our sector.  

“This is a way to make our point in a peaceful yet impactful way, but we need farmers’ help to make it a reality.” 

Fellow organiser Llŷr Jones, added: “We are grateful to those companies who have offered their support to this initiative by helping with collection and logistics. I’d encourage any farmers who have old wellies lying about on the farm to take them to a collection centre and help us put them to good use.” 

5,500 pairs of wellies are set to be placed on the steps of the Welsh parliament in Cardiff Bay.

How to donate

To donate wellingtons to the cause, bring them to one of the following collection points: 

  • Wynnstay stores and depots 
  • CCF stores and depots 
  • NFU Cymru/NFU Mutual offices 
  • NFU Cymru meetings held before Friday 1st March 

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