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The Showground is eerily quiet, but just to let you know, the first virtual Great Yorkshire Show is coming soon! We want to celebrate farming, food, and the countryside as much as we can.
Taking place over the show’s original dates, from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th July, the virtual Great Yorkshire Show will feature three full days of entertaining and informative video footage, all available for free on the show’s website, www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk and there is no need to register in order to view the show’s content.
Expect a feast of all things Yorkshire and its glorious rural acres, as we take you onto farms, into workshops and behind the scenes with food producers. Tune in for special performances, demonstrations, showcases and look out for some famous faces.
Attractions include a performance by East Yorkshire-based TV stunt performers Atkinson Action Horses, a cook-off between top chefs Rosemary Shrager and Stephanie Moon, a Q&A with the stars of The Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright and Julian Norton, and a behind the scenes tour with Olympic showjumper Graham Fletcher.
Livestock, farriery, beekeeping, cheese making and much more will be showcased as part of a packed programme of virtual events.
Join in on the fun from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th July!
We are sad to announce that our Cornwall and Devon Farm Business Awards 2020 have been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Cornwall Farm Business Awards were meant to be taking place on Thursday 29th October 2020 and the Devon Farm Business Awards were going to take place on Wednesday 25th November 2020.
It has been a tough call but in light of the pandemic, social distancing measures and the safety and success of running such a large event, we believe this is the most sensible and responsible decision to make.
The Devon Farm Business Awards (2020 / 2021) will take place the night before the Devon County Show on Wednesday 19th May 2021.
All entries and nominations entered this year will roll in to next year’s categories and there will be a new window of opportunity opened for more nominees to be entered in to our awards in 2021.
The Cornwall Farm Business Awards (2020 / 2021) date is yet to be confirmed. We will keep you posted with the new date in the very near future. Please keep an eye on our website, social media and/or call us for more information.
We would like to thank our sponsors to their continuous support throughout these challenging times.
18th May 2020
Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and, with a survey of NFU Mutual customers showing that nearly three quarters of people are feeling more isolated since the UK went into lockdown, it’s a crucial time for support to be available.
However, the cancellation of fundraising events means that many charities are facing a funding gap, impacting their ability to provide vital services.
To ensure support continues during the current health emergency, the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has now made donations totalling £739,000 across several national organisations that reach out to the isolated and vulnerable across the UK.
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is one the main ways NFU Mutual provides charitable support for its communities. Early in April, the insurer pledged an additional £750,000 to the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust to grant these donations, as part of an overall £32m support package NFU Mutual committed for the benefit of its members and communities affected by the Coronavirus. Additional donations will be distributed by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust to further this support over the coming months and, by the end of the year, it is expected that the Trust’s overall donations during 2020 will reach £1m.
The charities set to benefit from this first round of donations are: The Addington Fund, The Farming Community Network, Forage Aid, the National Emergencies Trust: Coronavirus Appeal, The Prince’s Countryside Fund, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI), Rural Support and Samaritans.
The donations will support those experiencing stress or worry, help families facing financial challenges and encourage physical and mental wellbeing in our communities.
The donations will be available immediately, allowing the charities to continue to provide crucial support services, such as: freephone telephone helplines, e-counselling, signposting and outreach, volunteer training, workshops to improve business management and one-off grants to support individuals and families in rural communities.
Lindsay Sinclair, Group Chief Executive of NFU Mutual, said: “We understand how isolation is affecting people and families, and that our members need these services now more than ever. The emotional and practical support offered by these charities will be vital for all our communities at this challenging time.
“Our members have told us that loneliness, the strain of juggling home and work, financial pressures, lack of broadband and access to general amenities, is impacting every inch of their lives and leading to feelings of heightened anxiety and fear.
“As a result of Covid-19, we know that there are extra demands on charities, which is why we want to help them take care of the ‘now,’ as well as the future financial health of their organisation. Some of these funds will enable charities to ‘stay open’ so they can continue to deliver their much needed services. Other donations will be used to support frontline assistance such as telephone and email helplines and advice and signposting, helping our communities to stay strong and resilient, from the Highlands and Islands to towns and remote villages.”
Bill Young from the Addington Fund, said: “To put it quite simply, the money given by the NFU Mutual will enable us to carry on helping farmers and those involved in agriculture with housing and disaster relief in times of need through this crisis and help with our shortfall of funds.”
We would like to thank the NFU Mutual for their kindness and their support for the Addington Fund during these challenging times.
Farming Community Network recently launched Farmwell, a one stop resource to help you and your farm business stay strong and resilient. There is so much useful information for farming businesses here https://farmwell.org.uk/
The Farming Help Charities – Addington Fund, Farming Community Network (FCN), Forage Aid, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I), and RSABI, supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund – are working together to support the Farming Community during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
We recognise that this could be an anxious time for many farmers and farming families and periods of poor health or self-isolation may result in temporary practical difficulties on farm.
This initiative is in conjunction with The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, The National Farmers’ Union, and the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.
Utilising our Farming Help helpline (operated by FCN) and respective organisations/volunteer networks, we can offer the following local support. Get in touch on 03000 111 999 if you:
- Feel concerned or anxious and would like to talk to someone who understands farming, will listen to you and help you think through your options
- Would like help to draft a contingency plan to ensure you and your farm are prepared, should you be unable to work for a time.
- If you or people you rely on become ill or are self-isolating and you need to find help locally- we will endeavour to find support for you in your local area. We will source contact details of local organisations and groups who may be able to assist you in finding help to feed livestock, collect shopping or collect prescriptions if you are unable to do so. This directory will be revised and updated in the coming weeks and months.
We are endeavouring to keep up with governmental support for farmers affected by the Coronavirus and hope this link from farmers Weekly Online may help.
After much consideration, the Addington Fund Trustees and management team have decided to postpone next week’s Cornwall Farm Business Awards on Wednesday 11th March, due to the risk of Coronavirus.
This decision has been made after consultation with our many sponsors and those involved with the Awards, who expressed concern that holding the event could create a risk to all our guests due to possible exposure to the virus. The health and safety of all our guests is our upmost concern and we must take the lead from those who support us the most.
The new proposed date for the Cornwall Farm Business Awards is Thursday 29th October 2020.
It was a difficult decision to take especially in view of the massive support we have received from our sponsors and supporters. We and our sponsors have put in a tremendous amount of energy into the event and cannot convey how saddened we are at taking this action, but equally feel that it is the correct action to take to keep our guests safe.
We were meant to be running a Cream Tea at the Royal Cornwall Show on Friday 5th June 4-6pm, in conjunction with The Prince’s Countryside Fund who are celebrating their 10th anniversary but unfortunately this has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any further questions.Thank you for your understanding and continued support, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
To catch up with all our latest news, please view our Winter 2019 Newsletter
Farming can be an unpredictable occupation and in cases of emergency and where hardship is evident, Addington can be there to help with short term financial aid, when that emergency situation has or will create unforeseen additional expenditure. If you have been affected by the recent floods and have lost animal feed, or forage, we may be able to help. Please call us on 01926 620135 or email email@example.com
Addington Fund, Manorlands, and Brooklands Community Special School in Skipton, shared the proceeds of a record amount of £5000 at charity auctions staged alongside Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas Primestock shows earlier this month.
The charity highlights formed part of Skipton’s fortnightly Wednesday Top Tags Animal ID-sponsored sheep sale of 3,143 head, the majority store lambs, which met a cracking trade throughout to average £63.12 overall.
Generous farmers donated 25 lambs in total, the majority again North of England Mules, which were judge by breed stalwarts, husband and wife Geoffrey and Valerie Porter, who run the Riddings flock in Reeth.
We are grateful to the organisers and participants of this fabulous charity day.