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Fund launches to help flood-hit farmers

Farming and crofting families who were seriously affected by recent flooding in Scotland are being encouraged to apply for support from RSABI’s new Flooding Fund.

Welsh Black takes top prize in photo competition

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has chosen its winning photograph for the 2024 charity calendar, and what a beautiful choice it is.

Inclusive Farm to give disabled students new opportunities in Scotland

Inclusive Farm is seeking partners to support the development of a farm in Scotland, providing young people with disabilities with a route into agriculture.

Charity that connects disadvantaged children with the countryside gets $100K grant

The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation that aims to prevent and relieve hunger through sustainable agricultural development, has made the sizeable grant to The Country Trust in the UK.

Tractor tours 2,000 miles to help break down mental health stigma

UK livestock markets have raised thousands of pounds for mental health charities, in support of Len’s Light Tractor Relay – which saw a Warwickshire farming couple travel 2,000 miles in honour of their son, who died by suicide last year.

New vintage tractor greetings cards support farming charity

The Addington Fund has launched two new greetings cards to help fundraise for its work supporting rural communities.

“Our personal contribution to the war effort”

Volunteers from a Ukrainian charity recently attended the Kent County Show to demonstrate how ageing pickup trucks from British farms can be repurposed to support the Ukrainian Army.

Pink Ladies’ Tractor Run races towards £1m fundraising goal

Nearly 200 tractors are set to take part in this year’s Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run, with participants determined to hit the £1m fundraising mark in support of Cancer Research UK’s breast cancer appeal.

Farmers driving a combine across the UK raise over £23K for charity

A group of four farmers, who have all lost close friends to suicide, are travelling from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for mental health and cancer charities.

Charity hits target of sending 100 vehicles to Ukrainian Army

Pick-ups for Peace has now sent 104 vehicles to Ukraine’s eastern front, topping its initial target of 100 vehicles.

Urgent action is needed to avoid a mental health crisis in farming, RABI says

Building on evidence gained via RABI’s recent Big Farming Survey, the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has put forward urgent recommendations in its inquiry into poor mental health in rural communities, a move welcomed by the farming charity.

Two farming charities join forces to extend support networks

Two UK farming charities that have been working side by side, the Addington Fund and Forage Aid, have agreed to merge into one organisation to increase efficiency and offer much-needed support to more farmers through the charities’ combined networks.

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