Investing In Volunteers

Helpline 0800 138 1710

Latest News

LRSN is ready, willing and able to help through tough times

LRSN is ready, willing and able to help through tough times

LRSN has quickly responded and adapted to the changing situation and challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak so that we can deliver our full range of services wherever possible, whilst ensuring the safety of our team of staff and volunteers. Project manager, Alison Twiddy said: “Farming is an industry that is used to isolation, but the sheer scal...

Read More...

Chris and Kelly's 2020 Marathon Challenge - CORONAVIRUS CANCELS CHALLENGE

Chris and Kelly's 2020 Marathon Challenge - CORONAVIRUS CANCELS CHALLENGE

Two intrepid agriculturalists, Kelly Hewson-Fisher and Chris Hewis, were planning to raise funds for LRSN this year. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, all mass events, including marathons and half marathons, have been postpon...

Read More...

LRSN and Woldmarsh Charity Golf Day 2020 - Cancelled

LRSN and Woldmarsh Charity Golf Day 2020 - Cancelled

LRSN and Woldmarsh were once again due to join forces to stage our annual Charity Golf Day. This year's event was going to be held on Thursday 14 May at Blankney Golf Club LN4 3AZ, but... It is with a heavy heart that we and Woldmarsh Producers have decided that in the current situation we are all in with th...

Read More...

Weather worries? LRSN is here to help

Weather worries? LRSN is here to help

Following last autumn's unprecedented rainfall, farmers and growers in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire can apply to the Defra Farming Recovery Fund, details were released on 6 January. Grants of between £500 and £25,000 can be applied for until the closing date of 31 July 2020. For more informa...

Read More...

Lizzie, Martin and the Prince's Farm Resilience Programme

Lizzie, Martin and the Prince's Farm Resilience Programme

The Prince's Farm Resilience Programme (PRFP) participants, Martin and Lizzie Clough feature in a new video launched by the Prince's Countryside Fund. Martin and Lizzie run a mixed beef, sheep and arable enterprise near Spilsby and are undertaking the free business skills programme organised in Lincolnshire by LRSN. In 2018, f...

Read More...

Help us raise money at Waitrose and Lincolnshire Co-op

Help us raise money at Waitrose and Lincolnshire Co-op

LRSN has been selected by Waitrose to be a Community Matters charity and by the Lincolnshire Co-op to be a Community Champion! Applications to both stores proved successful, so shoppers will be able to help us raise funds, this spring. ...

Read More...

LRSN features in Oxford Farming Conference video

LRSN features in Oxford Farming Conference video

LRSN has helped to promote mental health awareness in a video produced for this year's Oxford Farming Conference. LRSN staff members Alison Twiddy and Gilly Steel, joined forces with local vet Molly McKay to speak to Sarah Mukherjee, an OFC director, chief executive of the Crop Protection Association and former BBC environment correspondent when she visited Lo...

Read More...

Prince’s Countryside Fund grant supports Lincs farmers

Prince’s Countryside Fund grant supports Lincs farmers

This autumn’s unprecedented rainfall has meant that much of the planned autumn land work has gone by the wayside. The stress and worry of waiting for dry weather whilst tonnes of seed and fertiliser lie waiting in farm sheds and fields ...

Read More...

LRSN welcomes Dr Jude McCann to FCN

LRSN welcomes Dr Jude McCann to FCN

LRSN today (24 October) welcomed the appointment of Dr Jude McCann as the new Chief Executive of The Farming Community Network (FCN). He will join FCN in January following the retirement of Charles Smith who has been the Christian farming charity's Chief Executive for eight years. LRSN is proud to work with FCN and recently collaborated with FCN and the National Federation of You...

Read More...

LRSN's AGM, reception and charity auction raises £16,153!

LRSN's AGM, reception and charity auction raises £16,153!

LRSN raised a record-breaking £16,153 at it's AGM, reception and charity auction held on Monday 14 October. More than 150 friends, volunteers and guests gathered at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground for the event, the largest ever held. Our master of ceremonies for the evening was, of course, the wonderful Sean Sparling and the guest speaker this y...

Read More...

LRSN Christmas cards are on sale now!

LRSN Christmas cards are on sale now!

For the first time this year, LRSN has produced its own Christmas cards. The design, two delightful donkeys, has been donated by our friend Hannah Dale at Wrendale Designs and Hannah and her colleagues have kindly arranged for the printing and packaging for us, too. Thank you to Hannah and everyone at Wrendale Designs...

Read More...

A fantastic array of prizes at the LRSN Charity Auction

A fantastic array of prizes at the LRSN Charity Auction

There is a fantastic array of auction lots for this year's LRSN Charity  Auction and with less than a week to go before the event, we are unveiling some of the wonderful prizes that you can bid for this year. The LRSN auction is the fitting finale to the Lincolnshire charity's AGM and reception which is on Monday 14 October at 6.30 pm at the Epic Centre, Lincoln...

Read More...

Next steps for LRSN as new staff member appointed

Next steps for LRSN as new staff member appointed

Lincolnshire Rural Support Network’s newest member of staff began work this week. Gilly Steel, a mental health professional from near Grimsby, joins the Lincolnshire-based farming support charity at a critical time for both the organisation and for the farmi...

Read More...

Wainfleet flooding - LRSN is still here to help

Wainfleet flooding - LRSN is still here to help

The flooding at Wainfleet in mid-June came as a huge shock to farming families and businesses. But now, more than four months after the event, LRSN is still available to help farming families who've been affected by the floods. LRSN is part of the...

Read More...

LRSN's next steps

LRSN's next steps

LRSN's vice chairman, Matthew Phillips writes about our organisation's plans for the future. I joined the LRSN to try and give back to our rural community. In the short time I’ve been involved I have been overwhelmed by the work that is undertake...

Read More...

FCN chief, Charles Smith, to retire

FCN chief, Charles Smith, to retire

Charles Smith, the chief executive officer of the Farming Community Network (FCN) is to retire at the end of the year. The announcement was made today (30 July) as Charles has decided that after eight years at the head of the country’s foremos...

Read More...

Thank you Molly! Go for it Tina!

Thank you Molly! Go for it Tina!

We are so proud of our friends Molly McKay and Tina Blythe. They've teamed up again this year to raise funds for LRSN - last year's triumph raised many thousands of pounds for Women V Cancer - an organisation that unites women and charities in the battle against female cancers. ...

Read More...

LRSN Highlights at the Lincolnshire Show

LRSN Highlights at the Lincolnshire Show

LRSN volunteers and staff enjoyed two great days at this year's Lincolnshire Show. As guests of the NFU at the show, we were very pleased to be able to help build the stand on the pre-show day. Dressed with bunting, banners and wonderful British flowers supplied by Sue Lamb of Lambs Flowers, Pinchbeck, and planters supplied by Riseholme College, the marquee looked wonderful. The second day b...

Read More...

Great Golf Day raises over £6000

Great Golf Day raises over £6000

The sun shone on the 25 teams who enjoyed a wonderful round of golf at Waltham Windmill Golf Club, Waltham near Grimsby on Wednesday 15 May, for LRSN's annual charity golf day. The event, run with our friends at Woldmarsh, raised over £6000 for the charity's work in Lincolnshire.  We would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who came and supported our event and especially to ...

Read More...

Teams unveiled for 2019 Charity Golf Day

Teams unveiled for 2019 Charity Golf Day

The 26 teams confirmed for this year's LRSN and Woldmarsh Charity Golf Day have been announced... but there is still time to book your foursome in for the event on 15 May at Waltham Windmill Golf Club. With names ranging from "Weapons of Grass Destruction" to the "Beetroot Boys" and "The Ever Hopefuls" there's bound to be a fun element to the event, which raises funds for LRSN's work with farming and rural families in Lincolnshire. Tee-off times have also been...

Read More...