Daniel Pidgeon

Pidge's page for The Farming Community Network

Fundraising for The Farming Community Network
£1,150
raised of £1,000 target
by 42 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Event: London Marathon 2023, on 23 April 2023
The Farming Community Network

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RCN 1095919
We offer practical and pastoral support to help farming families through hard times

Story

This year I'm running the world famous London Marathon!
I've chosen to raise money for two charities who are close to me, Young Lives vs Cancer (previously CLIC Sergeant) and The Farming Community Network. Two charities who I'm sure you can agree with me deserve support and some fundraising! Hopefully with your help I would like to raise £2,000 to split between the two charities.

Unfortunately JustGiving doesn't allow one page to raise for two charities so I've had to set up a 'Team' to include the two. If possible I'd love the money raised to be equal for each charity.

The Farming Community Network
The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.

FCN has over 400 volunteers, located throughout England and Wales, many of whom are involved in farming, or have close links with agriculture and therefore have a great understanding of the issues farm workers and farming families regularly face. Our volunteers provide free and confidential support to anyone who seeks help, regardless of whether the issue is personal or business-related.

In addition to local groups of volunteers, FCN runs a confidential national helpline (03000 111 999, open 7am-11pm every day of the year) and e-helpline (help@fcn.org.uk).

Our volunteers will “walk with” anyone who seeks support and help them find a positive way through their problems. Each year we help approximately 6,000 people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health, and family disputes.

FCN relies solely on donations and grants in order to continue supporting the farming community. With British farming facing deep uncertainty in the coming years, the workload of FCN volunteers is expected to increase significantly.”

What does FCN do?
• FCN runs a confidential national helpline (03000 111 999) and e-helpline(help@fcn.org.uk) which is open every day of the year from 7am-11pm.
• We offer local follow up and support through our volunteer groups to people who contact us for help.
• FCN also operates the FarmWell platform, an online resource with information about a wide variety of topics, from health and wellbeing to farm safety and business planning. Visit the website farmwell.org.uk.
• In 2020 FCN and the other Wales Farm Support Group members launched the FarmWell Wales and FarmWell Cymru platforms.
• FCN is increasingly involved in proactive work to support the farming community before people reach a point of crisis. This includes research, campaigns, the development of helpful publications, social opportunities, market and events attendance and other activities.
• FCN encourages people to be ‘lookouts’ in their communities and provides mental health awareness training to individuals, organisations, and corporate partners, helping to create a more resilient, understanding, and supportive industry.
• FCN’s volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral, and practical support to anyone who seeks help. We ‘walk with’ people, helping them find a positive way forward.
• Whether the issue is personal or business-related, volunteers are there to help.

About the charity

The Farming Community Network

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1095919
The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a charity and voluntary organisation that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times, whether the issue is personal or business related. Our confidential national helpline is open every day of the year from 7am-11pm.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,150.00
+ £258.76 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,125.00
Offline donations
£25.00

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