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Exciting NEW volunteer role with LRSN

Exciting NEW volunteer role with LRSN

LRSN is seeking a Volunteer Company Secretary to begin working with our charity this autumn. We would like to appoint a volunteer company secretary to administer our board meetings and undertake statutory tasks such as filing returns with Companies House and the Charity Commission. The role would suit someone with a company secretary background, with an understanding of the law surrounding charitable organisations, and who has some time to give as a volunteer. The com...

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FREE health screening for all at Lincolnshire Show

FREE health screening for all at Lincolnshire Show

The LRSN Health Hut, which has already attended a few smaller-scale events over the last couple of months, will be officially celebrated at this year’s Lincolnshire Show. Free health checks will be available during the Show, all you need to do is make your way to the Peacock and Binnington Stand (3-31) and see one of the lovely nurses who wil...

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Our charity golf day's nearly here!

Our charity golf day's nearly here!

We're back! Our charity golf day, held in conjunction with our good friends, Woldmarsh, is back on Thursday 12 May. After two golf-less years, LRSN and Woldmarsh are teaming up once again to stage our hugely enjoyable and successful Charity Golf Day. This year's event is at Blankney Golf Club, so we're look...

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Final Rural Charity Dinner sponsor announced

Final Rural Charity Dinner sponsor announced

Staples Vegetables completes the line-up of sponsors for this year's Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner.  The event takes place at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground on Thursday 28 April 2022 and will raise funds for three Lincolnshire charities: The Lincolnshire Rural & Agricultural Chaplaincy, The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, and LRSN. Wrangle-based...

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URGENTLY REQUIRED: Freelance bookkeeper/financial administrator

URGENTLY REQUIRED: Freelance bookkeeper/financial administrator

Charles Holt Consultancy is looking for a freelance bookkeeper to undertake the day-to-day accounting for Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN). Charles, who is LRSN’s treasurer, runs his own farm consultancy business providing farm management services for farming businesses around the country. Due to pressure of work, Charles would like to work with a freelance financial ...

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Come and work for LRSN

Come and work for LRSN

Health screening is a key part of the service LRSN offers Lincolnshire's rural and farming community, and we are expanding our services. As well as our permanent healthcare clinics at Louth Livestock Market and Spalding Horticultural Auction, this spring sees the launch of our mobile health screening unit, our Health Hut. We'll need two part-time nurs...

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Rural Charities' Dinner sponsors announced

Rural Charities' Dinner sponsors announced

The sponsorship line-up for the 2022 Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner has been announced. The dinner, taking place on Thursday 28 April 2022 in the magnificent surroundings of the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, will celebrate the work of three charities that actively work to support rural communities throughout Lincolnshire and beyond. The ...

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Defra Landscape Recovery webinar - 1 March 2022

Defra Landscape Recovery webinar - 1 March 2022

Defra is hosting a webinar about Landscape Recovery and the application process for the first round of projects, for those who want to know more about this environmental scheme. It takes place at 4pm on Tuesday 1 March, when Defra officials will be on hand to answer any of your questions about Landscape Recovery round one. If you are interested in attendin...

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Coping with Avian Influenza in your flock

Coping with Avian Influenza in your flock

This winter's upsurge in Avian Influenza (AI, or bird flu) cases in Lincolnshire has brought many issues to the fore. Not least the stress and anxiety an outbreak causes the family and staff on the affected farm.  No matter how many birds you have, whether you're a "backyard" producer...

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Our Charity Golf Day is back!

Our Charity Golf Day is back!

After two years away, we are so pleased and proud to announce that our annual Charity Golf Day, held with our friends at Woldmarsh, is back! Join us on Thursday 12 May at Blankney Golf Club for a fabulous day of four-ball competition, fun and fundraising. Over the last ten years, this competition has raised £54,000 for LRSN; a magnificent sum, which has benefited the far...

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Hare coursing surge in south Lincs could have profound effects on families' wellbeing

Hare coursing surge in south Lincs could have profound effects on families' wellbeing

Farmers in south Lincolnshire have urged the public to help stamp out barbaric hare coursing by reporting suspected offenders to the police. And joining forces with the NFU, LRSN is advising families affected by threats and acts of violence, vandalism and theft, not to suffer in silence, but to seek help. The NFU’s urgent call follows a “surge” in hare cours...

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Farmers reap the rewards of resilience programme

Farmers reap the rewards of resilience programme

The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Farm Resilience Programme delivers significant economic, social, and environmental benefits for farmers, an independent evaluation has found. As the programme reaches its halfway poin...

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‘DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE’ LINCS GROWERS TOLD AS PERFECT STORM STRIKES

Lincolnshire’s flower, vegetable and plant growers have been urged not to suffer in silence after being hit by a “perfect storm” caused by a chronic lack of workers. Severe reductions in people able to pick and pack food and flower crops, coupled with major supply chain issues, have led to anxiety, stress, financial worries and shear exhaustion - building day by day - for Lincolnshire’s growers as the situation worsens, with no immediate hope of a solution. The NFU in ...

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LRSN AGM & Charity Auction 18 October 2021

LRSN AGM & Charity Auction 18 October 2021

Wow, what a difference a year makes. Last year we were all sat at computer screens watching the AGM via Zoom and this year we were able to meet and hold the annual AGM and charity auction in person. It was phenomenal to see so many LRSN friends and supporters at the event. We can't express our gratitude enough to those who attended and those who supported us from afar. It's the that are people involved that makes LRSN the wonderful charity that it is, so our thanks go to all involved, volunte...

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The #MadMayMarathon literally went Mad!

The #MadMayMarathon literally went Mad!

Sat in an online ‘teams’ meeting one day, someone mentioned the concept of a virtual event. “let’s try and raise the social media profile and remind people we’re here”. It was agreed that we would put a proposal together for the next board meeting, thinking it would only really involve 40 or maybe 50 people the idea of the #MadMayMarathon was born.  Logos were designed, web pages built, and snoods ordered, now to create a social media campaign and get some participants, w...

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Meet our new Head of Charity

Meet our new Head of Charity

In every organisation there is change and for LRSN that is no exception. In October, our Project Manager, Alison Twiddy leaves us after 14 years in the post. As the face of LRSN in so many ways, Alison will leave her mark on our organisation, and is leaving us in excellent shape with sustainable funding streams, a strong staff...

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Support our Ultra Challengers!

Support our Ultra Challengers!

Have you got an Ultra Challenge inside you, wanting to be free? Our supporters Molly and Lizzie, staff member Sarah and volunteer Helen all have! They've signed up to raise funds for LRSN by undertaking two Ultra Challenges this summer. Sarah and Helen are walking a marathon, the London Summer Walk, in June, and Molly and Lizzie have set themselves the Isle of Wight...

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Diocese announces three associate agricultural chaplains

Diocese announces three associate agricultural chaplains

The Diocese of Lincoln is pleased to announce the appointment of three part-time, associate Agricultural Chaplains for Lincolnshire. They will be formerly commissioned to their news posts on 15 April and will work alongside LRSN to “walk with” farming and rural folk through tough times. The three new chaplains are the Rev Sue Hentley (pictured above, left), from the South of...

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HIGH SHERIFF’S AWARDS REWARD MANY YEARS OF LRSN SERVICE

HIGH SHERIFF’S AWARDS REWARD MANY YEARS OF LRSN SERVICE

Two longstanding Lincolnshire Rural Support Network team members, Rev Canon Alan Robson and Alison Twiddy have been recognised by Lincolnshire’s High Sheriff, Michael Scott for their work supporting the county’s farming and rural communities. Their High Sheriff’s Awards were presented at a small, covid-secure ceremony at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground o...

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An exciting opportunity to lead LRSN

An exciting opportunity to lead LRSN

Times are changing at Lincolnshire Rural Support Network, as Alison Twiddy, the county charity’s Project Manager, steps down after 14 years in the post. LRSN's board of trustees is recruiting a new Head of Charity to lead the county-based farming and rural support charity, taking over from Alison in October 2021. Chair of the board of trustees, Meryl Ward...

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