We were proud to be a stop on the journey for The Grain and Feed Tour Charity Bike Ride 2018.
The UK’s Grain and Feed Merchants are raising money for the Farming Community Network (FCN), by cycling in a relay around the principal Feed Mills, Ports, Grain stores and supply trade businesses sites in the UK.
The event started in London on the 19th of June 2018 with the riders covering around 100 miles a day, to complete a total mileage of just under 4,000 miles. The ride works by people carrying the baton from their place of work to the next and pass it on to the next company.
The baton arrived to us at Twyford on Thursday 21st June and we all set off to Openfield (a grain trading company from whom we purchase wheat) at Goodworth Clatford on Friday 22nd, taking in a 40 mile circuitous cycle ride, returning to Humphrey Feeds & Pullets later in the day.
The Grain and Feed Trade is an integral part of the UK’s Farming Community and the aim of this event is to raise the awareness of farming issues, while at the same time raise funds to provide future support for all members of the Farming Community and their families.
All monies raised will be donated to the FCN, as it’s a charity that supports the Farming Community through times of stress, anxiety, depression affecting both farm households and farm businesses, working with and supporting them as they seek to resolve their problems.
The FCN works with the Rural Support Northern Ireland (RSNI), Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RSABI), Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) as well as the Addington Fund to name but a few.
The FCN volunteers deal with approximately 2,500 cases per year, with around 6,000 people per year benefiting from the support of FCN. They receive around 150 calls a month to their helpline (open 07:00 to 23:00 every day of the year) as well as 150 to 200 direct enquiries from local stakeholders every month.
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