FCN is looking to recruit new volunteers as British farming faces uncertain future

The Farming Community Network’s (FCN) Cumbria group is looking for new volunteers to help the charity sustain its support for farmers and farming families.

FCN, which has been providing practical and pastoral care to the farming community for 23 years, is keen to recruit anyone who is passionate about supporting the farming community to join the network. The Cumbria FCN group is particularly keen to recruit new volunteers to help with casework, business support and publicity, and taking calls on FCN’s national helpline.

The charity is preparing for what it is anticipating will be a significant increase in workload over the coming years, with Britain preparing to leave the European Union.

Brian Armstrong, Chairman of FCN Cumbria, said: “As a charity, we have already been approached by farmers concerned about the impact of Brexit on their farm businesses and we are expecting more approaches like this in the coming years.  Anyone who is keen to help the farming community and passionate about protecting the future of British farming can sign up as a volunteer. Training will be provided to all new volunteers. You can donate as little or as much time as you like and you will be fully supported in your role. Volunteering with FCN can be rewarding and my own involvement over the last 15 years and the experiences I have had can confirm this.”

More information about volunteering with FCN is available at www.fcn.org.uk/volunteering, where you can also download a volunteer application form.

For further information, please contact  Brian Armstrong  on 01768898453 or email home@blunderfield.com.