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Join us for the LRSN AGM and Charity Auction

This year's LRSN Reception, AGM and Charity Auction are being held on Monday 29 October at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground at 6.30pm.

As in previous years, this enjoyable occasion aims to raise funds and raise our profile amongst friends old and new. The event begins with the drinks reception at 6.30pm, a chance to network with colleagues from the farming community around the county. This is followed by the Annual General Meeting and guest speaker at 7.30pm

This year our guest speaker is Matt Caldicott, deputy chief officer of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs. Matt’s background is in the voluntary sector, and having previously worked for the Farming Community Network, he joined NFYFC in 2016. He is particularly interested in helping young people explore their gifts and abilities then applying them to a leadership context. No doubt he will provide us with a thought-provoking and interesting theme for the evening.

Rounding off the event is the much-anticipated charity auction, this year it is led by Lincolnshire’s High Sheriff, local rural chartered surveyor and agricultural valuer, Ian Walter, senior partner of JH Walter. The charity auction is one of our major fund-raising activities in the year and promises to be great fun. There are already some interesting and novel auction prizes promised, so come along and don’t miss out!

Please let us know that you're able to be with us and join us in what promises to be a fun-filled evening. You can email your attendance to or complete the reply slip, attached.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Lot Number

Prize description

Kindly donated by:


A walk through the Borrills Snowdrop Wood at Manton, North Lincolnshire, for four people, any day in February 2019, followed by brunch or afternoon tea at Redbourne, home of Arthur and Margaret Borrill.

Arthur and

Margaret Borrill


A Massey Ferguson child's pedal tractor

Peacock and Binnington


Leg of Lincolnshire Lamb

David Creasey


Fore rib of Lincolnshire Beef (4 ribs)

David Creasey


A Whisky Quartet: A bottle of Glenlivet and Macallan and two bottles of Glenmorangie

Margaret Robinson


Two large winter flowering planters including bulbs, heathers and pansies

Steve Nicholson


A guided tour and how it all works at the BBC studios in Hull, by Look North’s television news presenter and reporter Kate Sweeting. Experience how the BBC broadcast the news, with the opportunity to read a mock news report with instruction from Kate Sweeting and BBC’s Look North presenter, Peter Levy.

Kate Sweeting


An early evening tour of Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne for up to 14 guests, with complimentary wine, at a mutually convenient date between April- September 2019 (Mon - Thurs)

Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle Trust Ltd.


Four admission tickets to attend the BMW PGA Golf Championship at Wentworth in Sept 2019 (choose the Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with dates to be confirmed).

Robert Hillman


A half-day skid-car training course for two people with Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership at RAF Scampton at a mutually convenient date with LRSP.

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership


A day's shooting in the beautiful villages of Burton and South Carlton for 1 gun on a choice of two dates, 5th or 19th January 2019 (To bring your own refreshments)

Kate Robinson


Limited Edition print of a Lincolnshire Stag by Di Marshall Fine Art, Market Rasen

Di Marshall


A 45-minute helicopter flight for one in South Lincolnshire at a mutually convenient time

A flying farmer


Opportunity to be the first guests to stay in fully restored Rectory on the South Ormsby Estate (anticipated completion date January 2019), accompanied by a meal for two at the Massingberd Arms. Date to be agreed at a mutually convenient date.

Jon and Jan Thornes, the new custodians of South Ormsby Estate.


A rare opportunity to shoot at East Torrington for one gun, to include lunch and evening meal. Date to be agreed for the 2018/2019 season.

Louise Todd


Four tickets to the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London, with a welcome from The Yeoman Warder upon arrival. To be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Helen Clough


A one and half hour London Sightseeing Tour with a "Gin Afternoon Tea" for two aboard the London Sightseeing Afternoon Tea Bus with Afternoon Tea by B-Bakery. To be taken by 30/06/19

Wilkin Chapman


Unique early morning tour for two people, of Lincolnshire Police HQ with Armed Response officers followed by a full morning at the Police Dog Training School observing police dog training, including tracking suspects, property searching and obedience.

Lincolnshire Police


A ¼ side of Lincoln Red Beef butchered and frozen, of fore and hind beef, plus rump, fillet, and braising steak, with bags of mince and stewing beef, approx. weight 25kgs. All bags labelled and in handy weights. To be collected on the evening of the AGM.

Michael Read

(FE Read and Son)


A private tour for up to eight people of the Beeswax Dyson Farming estate to include lunch, held on a mutually convenient date.

Richard Williamson, Beeswax Dyson Farming


Tea for six with the Chief Whip in the House of Lords at a mutually convenient date in the summer of 2019

The Rt Hon Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE


Langdale Timeshare Lodge for six ma, at the Langdale Estate, Great Langdale, Nr. Ambleside, in the Lake District. The timeshare is available from the Sunday of Week 18 in 2019 (normally around the beginning of May but the exact week cannot be confirmed until the date is received in March 2019.)

James Truscott, Branston Ltd


A week for six in a cottage in Brancaster, on the North Norfolk coast, with a private garden and 2 off-road parking spaces, and located just half a mile from the beach. Dates to be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Meryl and Steve Ward