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.
The video's release comes at an opportune time for LRSN as the organisation looks to recruit a new front line health and wellbeing lead. The new post reflects the increase in stress and mental health-related cases that the organisation is experiencing.
Alison Twiddy explains: "2019 is a turning point for LRSN. Last year we held a strategy day to take stock and plan for the next three to five years. Emerging from those discussions, our trustees saw the growing need for a professional, mental health-qualified member of staff. Our statistics show us that nearly two-thirds of the calls and cases we deal with have some mental health aspect. So, we have now advertised for someone with experience and qualifications and hope to appoint them in the coming weeks.
"However, as our organisation grows and we provide help and support for more families in need, it is obvious that we need to raise more funds to maintain and expand our front line services. Our new video, released at the Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner on 11 April, tells our story and will, we hope, prompt more supporters to help both practically and financially.
"If you would like to know more about LRSN's work, browse our website and contact us if you feel you can offer help to fundraise, hold events, spread the word for us, or donate to boost our funds."