Egg and spoon relay raises over £6K for charity
17th May 2022
The NFU has led a 130-mile egg and spoon relay, raising more than £6,000 for the rural mental health charity YANA (You Are Not Alone).
Farm turns unused shed into sorting centre for Ukrainian donations
10th March 2022
A Ukrainian family that runs a haulage company in Colchester has co-ordinated four lorry loads of donations – and counting – to be sent to Ukraine, with the help of their friends at George Wright Farms, who have offered up space at the farm to sort and pack deliveries.
Witham Group raises over £100K for charity as it celebrates a century in business
4th February 2022
Witham Group has announced the total raised at its latest fundraising ball as it celebrates its 100th year in business.
Prince’s charity lodges bid for new agricultural training centre
12th January 2022
In what promises to be a boost for the rural sector, the centre would host events and workshops for secondary school pupils, school leavers and adult learners, as well as existing rural sector workers.
Over 100 tractors tour streets to raise money for charity
21st December 2021
Thousands of people turned out to support the tour, which aimed to bring the farming community together and raise money for Garden House Hospice Care in Letchworth.
Festive tractor run raises thousands for charity
13th December 2021
Over £6,000 has been raised for Staffordshire Young Farmers Clubs and Midlands Air Ambulance.
New book written for children of farming families promotes positivity
29th November 2021
A new children’s story book developed by The Farming Community Network (FCN) and New Zealand author Pauline McLeod will help children in rural communities develop vital resilience skills and a positive attitude towards change.
New campaign to help those in agriculture recognise support networks
25th November 2021
A new campaign launched this week by The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity encourages people across farming and agriculture to recognise the people in their lives that help to support them during difficult times by asking them one simple question: ‘Who’s Your Julie?’.
Farmer raises thousands for Air Ambulance after being impaled by forklift
18th November 2021
Forty-two-year-old farmer Jonathan Willis thanked the emergency services and Addenbrooke’s Hospital surgical teams who saved him last year, after he dodged death by mere millimetres when he was accidentally impaled by a forklift tine.
The Journey Ahead: New book sees industry experts helping farmers
5th November 2021
A new book designed to help farmers plan ahead for the future, developed by The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity with input from more than 40 different organisations and experts, launches today.
Farm for the Future programme announced
28th September 2021
A new programme from the Prince’s Countryside Fund promises to help farmers understand the policy changes that will affect the future of their farm businesses.
Charity aims to quadruple support to farming people by 2024
17th September 2021
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has confirmed the charity’s ambitious goal to reach even more farming people over the next three years.