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Duncan Toplis in full swing for LRSN

Duncan Toplis in full swing for LRSN

A huge thank you to Duncan Toplis for raising £1500 for LRSN at their annual charity golf day held on Friday the 1st July 2016 at Belton Woods near Grantham. 162 keen golfers pitched, putted and swung their way to raising £3,000 for two charities, the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network and  the Belvoir Castle Cricket and Countryside Trust at their 26th annual charity golf day. The winning team overall were Pygott & Crone who took home the Duncan & Toplis Shield....

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Brigg Rotary President backs LRSN

Brigg Rotary President backs LRSN

Outgoing President Nick Wells of Brigg Rotary Club nominated LRSN as one of his recipients for a charitable donation from the Brigg Rotarians at the end of his year as club president and presented a cheque to LRSN's Richard Alderson in June for the sum of £500. A big thank you to Nick and to all fellow Brigg Rotarians for supporting LRSN with their magnificent fundraising efforts throughout the year....

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LRSN attends the 2016 Lincolnshire Show: 22nd and 23rd June

LRSN attends the 2016 Lincolnshire Show: 22nd and 23rd June

We had a very successful two days at the Lincolnshire this year enjoying the great weather- luckily the rain never really came to much- and the great atmosphere in the showground, created by the many varied and interesting events held throughout the two days. We would like to thank the Lincolnshire NFU for hosting our PR material in their marquee again this year, enabling us to meet many of our colleagues and supporters and to join in with the latest industry news, including a talk by...

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The Second Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner raises over £42,000!

The Second Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner raises over £42,000!

On the 7th April 2016 the second "Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner" was held in the magnificent setting of the Epic Centre on the Lincolnshire Showground; and what a memorable night it was! The evening was a fantastic success raising over £40K for four great Lincolnshire Charities – LRSN, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Chaplaincy. The aim of the Dinner was to hav...

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LRSN personnel recognised by the Royal Agricultural Societies of England

LRSN personnel recognised by the Royal Agricultural Societies of England

We are very proud to announce that on the 10th February our Lincolnshire Agricultural Chaplain and LRSN Trustee Rev Canon Alan Robson was awarded the Fellowship of Royal Agricultural and Societies of England (FRAgS) and LRSN volunteer, Sean Sparling, the Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies of England (ARAgS),  by Her Royal Highness Countess of Wessex at a ceremony hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Hazel Byford, FRAgS . Alan said “ HRH was utterly charming and s...

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LRSN AGM raises over £7000

LRSN AGM raises over £7000

On the 19th October 2015, we hosted our AGM, Reception and Charity Auction in the beautiful Oak Barn at Abbey Farm, Kirkstead, Woodhall Spa, courtesy of Will and Jo Nelstrop. Over 100 guests attended the AGM which was led by Chairman Meryl Ward, followed by a drinks reception where guests met many friends and colleagues from Lincolnshire’s agricultural industry. Jeanette Dawson, OBE, Principle and Chief Executive of Bishop Burton College then addressed the audience deliver...

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Vic's Head Shave: Hair today, gone on the 27th September!

The South Ormsby Group of Parishes present "GOING GOING GONE!!!- Hair Today Gone on Sept 27th"  at 3pm at the Edward Richardson School Reverend Cheryl Hilliam intends to have her head shaved to raise funds for The Group, The School   & St Andrew's Children Hospice as a final fundraising effort before retiring next year so please help ...

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LRSN welcomes the new Bishop of Grantham

LRSN welcomes the new Bishop of Grantham

We are delighted that HM The Queen has approved the nomination of the Revd Dr Nicholas Alan Chamberlain as the next Bishop of Grantham. Nicholas (51) has been Vicar of the parish of St George and St Hilda, Jesmond, in the Diocese of Newcastle, for nine years. As 12th suffragan Bishop of Grantham, Nicholas will have pastoral oversight of the archdeaconry of Boston, but will also have a diocese-wide role of developing and encouraging ordained and lay ministry. The Bishop of Li...

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LRSN launches new freephone Helpline number

LRSN launches new freephone Helpline number

On Thursday 25th June at the Lincolnshire Show we launched our new Helpline Number following changes by Ofcom, the communications regulator, to the way consumers are charged for calling numbers beginning 08.  The changes being introduced are intended to make the costs of calling 08 numbers more transparent and easier to understand. The new LRSN Helpline number 0800 138 1710 will go live on the 1st July and will now be free to callers from both landlines and mobile networks. The H...

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Rural Quiz raises £2500 for LRSN and LNAA!

Rural Quiz raises £2500 for LRSN and LNAA!

Brigg based Brown & Co Property and Business Consultants, along with co-sponsors Peacock & Binnington machinery dealers and Woldmarsh Producers Ltd farmer buying group held another successful Rural Quiz on Wednesday 1st July at Elsham, strongly supported by farmers and those from the rural community. The event was held in aid of LRSN and the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and raised  a fantastic £2,500 so a huge thanks to Brown and Co, Peacock and Binnington and Wo...

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Brigg Inner Wheel raise £1000 for LRSN!

Brigg Inner Wheel raise £1000 for LRSN!

On Thursday 28th May our Project Manager, Alison Twiddy, attended a meeting of the Brigg Inner Wheel to tell them about LRSN and everything that we do.  Lesley Alderson, President of the group, said “Everyone is impressed with what LRSN is doing and the vast amount of issues you deal with and advise on.  I recognise that not many of the group realised the extent and variety of things LRSN tackle and the lengths to which you go to help our farming and rural industry” so it was a great op...

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LRSN Charity Golf Day raises £5200

LRSN Charity Golf Day raises £5200

On the 15th May 2015, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN) and Woldmarsh Producers Ltd hosted our “Annual Charity Golf Day” at Blankney Golf Club, raising approximately £5,200 for LRSN. The Charity Golf Day was in memory of Dick Patrick, OBE, a founder member of LRSN and instrumental in setting up the LRSN charity golf days that we still run today and a special award, the Dick Patrick Memorial Trophy, was introduced in his memory.  Alison Twiddy, Project Manager fo...

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Walking the Wolds to raise funds for LRSN

Walking the Wolds to raise funds for LRSN

The Wolds Fundraisers are a group of women in the Horncastle area of Lincolnshire who annually raise money for local charities, the committee has been together for over 20 years and usually holds two events a year.  This year they chose to support Lincolnshire Rural Support Network for their annual May Dog Walk which this year took place at Oxcombe Manor nr Horncastle, courtesy of Suzannah Gorst, on Sunday, 10th May 2015.  The sun shone on the glorious Lincolnshire Wolds countryside...

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Important information from the NFU- The BPS process

The NFU has advised that the RPA are now sending out claim forms- the application process has begun so they are urging everyone to make sure that they have registered with the RPA as there are still 12% of claimants  in our region that need to register on the new system. The NFU went on to say that "Over 70,000 pre-populated BPS forms have been sent out this week via email by the RPA to farmer claimants. This heralds the start of the BPS paper based application. The RPA have also sent...

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The Lincolnshire Rural Charities Race Day

The Lincolnshire Rural Charities Race Day

On the 12th April 2015, LRSN and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance co-hosted our “Lincolnshire Rural Charities Race Day” at Market Rasen Racecourse in the Brocklesby suite. We raised approximately £8,000 which is to be split between both charities which provides a fabulous contribution towards the cost of the ongoing work that we both do. Our very own, Alison Twiddy, says “The yellow ambucopter serves as a very visible reminder of the life-saving role it fulfil...

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New Medical Director for LRSN

New Medical Director for LRSN

We are delighted to welcome Dr Annie Borrill who is our new Medical Director. Annie was brought up on the family farm at Hibaldstow near Brigg. Studying Medicine at Newcastle University Annie trained to become a GP and has been a GP partner in Epworth, North Lincs since 2001. Annie is married to Nigel Johnson, a pig, poultry and arable farmer and lives in Belton, North Lincolnshire. Annie says “I am fully aware of the issues surrounding the farming community and am thrilled ...

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The LRSN AGM, Reception and Charity Auction

The LRSN AGM, Reception and Charity Auction

On the 27th October 2014, we hosted our AGM, Reception and Charity Auction in the beautiful Coach House at Doddington Hall, courtesy of James and Claire Birch.Over 100 guests joined us for the AGM, led by Chairman Meryl Ward, followed by a drinks reception where guests could meet many friends and colleagues from within Lincolnshire’s agricultural industry. Rev Dr Gordon Gatward OBE then addressed the audience delivering an entertaining but  thought provoking  talk about the issues ...

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LRSN training on Depression and Anxiety awareness

On Saturday morning, November 29th, LRSN welcomed Dr Roger Bretherton to their training session on Depression and Anxiety Awareness at the Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln.Volunteers from LRSN, together with staff, trustees, Nottingham Rural Support, the Methodist Church and RABI listened to Roger deliver an excellent presentation on understanding the causes and signs of depression and anxiety. Roger really knew his subject and connected to his audience giving everyone such a lot of information,...

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Harvest Festival 2014

Harvest Festival 2014

Photos from our 2014 Harvest Festival....

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£500 donated to LRSN from Baston Show

£500 donated to LRSN from Baston Show

Many thanks to the organisers of Baston (South Lincs) Show for donating £500 to LRSN from the proceeds of their horse show. This was held in May at Grimsthorpe Castle....

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