Jenni Green, regional manager for South Central, spoke at a business breakfast awareness event at the Gloucester Farmers Club. The event aimed to raise awareness about the work of two farming charities: R.A.B.I and the Gloucestershire Farming Friends.
The Gloucestershire Farming Friends was initially set up in 1991 by farmer Malcolm Whitaker. The charity is run by volunteers who all have a rural background and are able to offer practical advice as well as emotional support.
The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Andrew Tabor, who has a background in farming, introduced the event. Sue Pullen, from Gloucestershire Farming Friends, and Jenni Green gave a presentation together to highlight how closely the two charities work. They described a case where the two charities came together to help a family in need. Nick Dee, from Hazlewoods, also gave a presentation on succession planning.
A raffle was held during the event, with a prize donated by the Gloucestershire Farming friends. Vicki Hewlett was the lucky winner. The £409 generated by the raffle was split between the two charities.
Jenni said: “I’d like to thank Natwest for kindly funding this event. It gave us a great opportunity to raise awareness about how we can help farming people who are in financial hardship.”
Pictured above are Sue Pullen and Vicki Hewlett.