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Our Covid-19 Blog - helping you through tough times

From time to time we'll publish some thoughts, advice, photographs or a blog to help you keep in touch with LRSN and help LRSN keep in touch with you.

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NFU Mutual funds will support our frontline work

NFU Mutual funds will support our frontline work

LRSN has been nominated by three of the county’s NFU Mutual agencies to receive funding from the NFU Mutual Agency Giving Fund. The £1 million fund is part of a £32 million support package set up this spring to help local, frontline charities affected by the coronavirus pandemic. NFU Mutual agencies at Spalding, Louth and the jointly run Bourne, Boston ...

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The voice of our county

The voice of our county

  Our lovely friends at Wilkin Chapman llp have recorded a wonderful rendition of The Voice of Our County, a poem commissioned last year for the Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner and recited then by Catherine Harris, Wilkin Chapman's head of agriculture. The film will also raise funds for LRSN as the final frame urges us to text LINCSPOEM to 70085 to donate £5....

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Support for businesses - where to find it

Support for businesses - where to find it

There is a vast amount of information available on numerous websites to help you and your business get through these difficult times. The maze of business funding options might seem impenetrable, but LRSN is here to help. LRSN's caseworker, Lea Schofield has distilled the plethora of information for us into an easy-to-access guide on how to get finance for your ...

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Fundraisers do it in Lycra

Fundraisers do it in Lycra

UPDATE: They've done it! The #BrilliantBarclaysBoys have achieved their 1500-mile-cycle goal within the 19 days and then some! Find out more about John Colley, Richard Thomas and Jon Johnson's challenge to raise funds for LRSN by each cycling 500 miles in 19 days. The JustGiving page will remain open for a few more days so please if you haven't already donated, visit ...

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Stay mentally healthy during Covid-19

Stay mentally healthy during Covid-19

Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current coronavirus (Covid-19), can be scary and affect our mental health, says LRSN's health and wellbeing lead, Gilly Steel. The government is telling us to stay at home as much as possible and to social distance...

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Lockdown learning - some (more) ideas

Lockdown learning - some (more) ideas

The prospect of "back to school" for our kids is still over a month away and then only for some age groups. And as we know, the farm environment is only for supervised, safe play. So if you're looking for fun and educational things to occupy little minds, here are a few resources that centre learning principles around food, farming and the countryside. And if you are a teacher searching for ideas for online...

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Join us in Mental Health Awareness Week

Join us in Mental Health Awareness Week

LRSN will be joining hundreds of organisations and many thousands of individuals to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, from 18 – 24 May. Please help us to spread the word that It’s OK not to be OK. Help is available if you’re struggling to come to terms with life, especially in these difficult and challenging times. The psychological and soci...

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A day in the life of Amy Jobe

A day in the life of Amy Jobe

Join LRSN friend and supporter, Amy on her farm at South Elkington near Louth as she explains how her life has changed since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Amy farms with her father Charles; her husband Dan is a land agent and they have two children, all are at home, changing Amy's focus to encompass not just her Lincoln Russet beef enterprise and the day to day farm work, but ho...

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LRSN pointers for Plan B

LRSN pointers for Plan B

Need help thinking through a contingency plan? Then have a look at our Pointers for Plan B graphic which has some handy hints to help you see a clear path through the current crisis. Remember if you, or someone you know needs help, LRSN is here to help you get back on track....

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A cup of tea with LRSN

A cup of tea with LRSN

There's nothing quite like a comforting cup of tea, so take a break with LRSN's volunteers and staff and enjoy one with us. Cheers!   Remember if you need...

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"Thinking": a poem about getting through tough times

"Thinking": a poem about getting through tough times

Don't forget, if you need help, LRSN is here to help you get back on track. Ring our helpline, 0800 138 1710; we've extended our opening hours to 8am to 8pm and are here for you.  ...

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Marathon challenge - an update from our gallant runners

Marathon challenge - an update from our gallant runners

LRSN supporters Chris Hewis and Kelly Hewson-Fisher had been training over the winter in order to run marathons to raise funds for LRSN. Chris was looking forward to running in Paris on 5 April and on the same day, Kelly would have run the Manchester Marathon. But, as their blogs, below, will tell, coronavirus and injuries have put paid to this year’s efforts. ...

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A Quadtrac "Thank you" to our wonderful NHS

A Quadtrac "Thank you" to our wonderful NHS

Warwickshire farmer David Jones teamed up with James Arbuckle Photography to record his own unique "thank you" to the NHS. Have a look... Posting his video on Facebook on 9 April, David said:...

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New campaign raises domestic abuse profile

New campaign raises domestic abuse profile

Lincolnshire Police has launched a campaign to support families suffering domestic abuse, especially during the coronavirus lockdown period. New posters have been produced and sources of help and advice are highlighted for anyone who needs them The campaign went live last week as the Police mobilised agencies, charities and the public to raise awareness of the dange...

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Getting the message across to our kids

Getting the message across to our kids

We've been sent a great guide to helping you explain coronavirus to children. The fun graphics and simpler language of this new leaflet gives the facts for children, whether it's you telling a story to the little ones, or for older children to read for themselves. Click on ...

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A little laughing matter

A little laughing matter

In the spirit of LRSN, our Project Manager, Alison Twiddy and Health and Wellbeing Lead, Gilly Steel are keeping in contact with Heather Dawes and Sandi Duffy our two wonderful nurses. They're both in isolation at home as we are unable to provide our face to face health care clinics at Louth and Spalding. Whilst coronavirus rages on and life is turned upside down, this photo was taken o...

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LRSN - Getting you Back on Track

LRSN - Getting you Back on Track

Watch our latest video with health and wellbeing lead, Gilly as she talks about the issues our industry faces and how LRSN is here to help and support Lincolnshire's farming and rural families during the coronavirus lockdown and beyond. ...

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What a crazy time this is - from Rev Canon Alan Robson

What a crazy time this is - from Rev Canon Alan Robson

Dear friends of LRSN As we are going on a long journey I offer this idea/prayer: What a crazy time this is! But God, there have been other crazy times....

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Healthwatch Lincolnshire's Covid-19 Q and A

Healthwatch Lincolnshire's Covid-19 Q and A

Healthwatch Lincolnshire, the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in our county, has produced a useful Question and Answer document on the coronavirus outbreak. This helpful document contains advice and information about the virus, what to do if you suspect you have symptoms and about ...

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Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

It’s springtime and land work is in full swing, lambing and calving, too. New life is always heartening, and we are so lucky to have Lincolnshire’s beauty and bounty just outside the back door. The hedges and trees are beginning to green up and… it hasn’t rained in over a week, well not seriously, anyway! There’s a lot to be grateful for and if you don’t read or w...

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