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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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New LRSN video unveiled at Rural Charities Dinner

New LRSN video unveiled at Rural Charities Dinner

Marking 20 years since its launch, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network has released a new video telling the organisation's story and how it helps farming and rural families in Lincolnshire. The video is narrated by LRSN's project manager, Alison Twiddy and draws on her experiences and those of her fellow LRSN caseworkers and supporters, who have built the range of services available today.   ...

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New role will develop LRSN's frontline services

New role will develop LRSN's frontline services

Lincolnshire Rural Support Network, LRSN, is recruiting a new member of staff this spring. Following extensive research and consideration by LRSN’s Board of Trustees, a full-time Health and Wellbeing Lead is being sought to augment the charity’s ability to help farming and rural families in Lincolnshire. LRSN’s Board chairman, Mer...

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Roll up, roll up - our Charity Golf Day needs you!

Roll up, roll up - our Charity Golf Day needs you!

LRSN and Woldmarsh Charity Golf Day - Wednesday 15 May 2019, Witham Windmill Golf Club, DN37 0HT There's still space on our team sheet for more teams for this year's Charity Golf Day on 15 May. So far we have 21 teams, but we'd love to have more, so if you know of anyone who enjoys a game of golf, has three friends who do t...

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Text Giving - here's how you can help us to help others

Text Giving - here's how you can help us to help others

Help us to help others with Text Giving From 31 March 2019, our text to give number is 70085 and we’ve signed up with Newcastle-based firm, Donr to provide this easy to use text giving service. 70085 is the number to store in your phone to help us raise funds for our work supporting Lincolnshire farming folk. Text giving with LRSN is ...

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Chaplaincy project seeks part time appeals manager

Chaplaincy project seeks part time appeals manager

Part Time Campaign Appeals Manager Lincolnshire Agricultural Chaplaincy and Rural Support Trust (LACRST) The Chaplaincy Trust is seeking to raise £3 million to enable it to employ operational Agricultural Chaplains to continue and expand the work currently being delivered by Rev Canon Alan Robson.  ...

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David Creasey - Memorial Service announced

David Creasey - Memorial Service announced

The details of the memorial service to celebrate the life of Lincolnshire livestock farmer, local vicar and much-loved friend, David Creasey, have been announced. The service will be held at Lincoln Cathedral on Thursday 9 May at 11am. F...

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LRSN and Woldmarsh Charity Golf Day returns to Waltham Windmill Golf Club

LRSN and Woldmarsh Charity Golf Day returns to Waltham Windmill Golf Club

LRSN and Woldmarsh have pleasure in inviting you to join us at our Charity Golf Day, which is returning to the popular Waltham Windmill Golf Club, Waltham, Grimsby, on Wednesday 15th May 2019. LRSN and Wol...

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Sponsorship line-up expands for Charities Dinner

Sponsorship line-up expands for Charities Dinner

A fourth main dinner sponsor has been unveiled for this year’s Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner. The Private Office, the Leeds, Bath and...

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Fifth main sponsor announced for Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner

Fifth main sponsor announced for Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner

The Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner is pleased to announce that LJ Fairburn and Sons, the Lincolnshire-based egg producer and packer will be sponsoring the chef at this year’s Charity Dinner on 11 April. LJ Fairburn and Sons join Limagrain, Wilkin Chapman LLP, Smailes, Goldie Turner and Brown & Co as the main event sponsors announced so far. The Dinner will be held at the Epi...

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LRSN chairman presented with inaugural President’s Award

LRSN chairman presented with inaugural President’s Award

LRSN’s chairman, Meryl Ward, has been presented with the inaugural Lincolnshire Agricultural Society President’s Award. The award was made at the Society’s Annual General Meeting on Monday 7 January at the Lincol...

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