Farming Help charities benefit from help from the Prince’s Countryside Fund

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Three charities working together have received a grant to better help them reach farm families.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) has awarded a £25,000 grant to national Farming Help charities to support their work in helping farmers and farming families.

The three Farming Help charities – Addington Fund, The Farming Community Network and Forage Aid – have spent the summer working together and touring farm shows to raise money for their individual charities, while promoting the revival of the partnership.

The charities held three receptions from June to August at the House of Lords, the Royal Cornwall Show and the Royal Cheshire Show, with allocated Q&A slots, where guests had the opportunity to ask questions on the partnership.

PCF funding helped rebrand and relaunch Farming Help, including the development of a new leaflet to inform the farming community and members of the public about the help offered by the three charities.

The grant will also help purchase new Farming Help gazebos so charities can attend specific shows and events across the country under the Farming Help banner.

Charities hope the new campaign and rebranding will raise awareness and encourage more people to contact charities when needed.

Jude McCann, Chairman of Farming Help and Managing Director of The Farming Community Network, said: “The Farming Help partnership is a great example of farming charities working together during this difficult time for UK farming, helping to ensure that we provide the best possible support we can give to the farming community.

“Through collaboration, we can provide a wider and more effective service. We thank The Prince’s Countryside Fund for their continued and generous support of the Farming Help partnership.”

If you want to find out more about individual farm help charities, visit farmhelp.co.uk.

The Farming Help helpline is open 365 days a year from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., run by volunteers from the Farming Community Network.

If you need someone to talk to or need help, call 03000 111 999.

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