We were delighted to be chosen as one of five national charities to receive a £2,000 donation from the Women’s Food and Farming Union (WFU). The WFU has now closed after 37 very successful years campaigning on behalf of the agricultural sector, alongside educating school children in the classroom.
The WFU was founded in 1979 when three farmers’ wives in Kent responded to the crisis in the horticultural sector due to the UK market being flooded with imported Golden Delicious apples.
The organisation has been highly successful over the years, campaigning on many issues and providing the very important link between producers and consumers. Many of the initiatives the WFU started, for example: farming in the classroom; supermarket surveillance; promotions of British food at shows and so on, are now being championed by other organisations with greater funding streams and achieving a successful end result.
The cheque presentation event took place at the Arthur Rank Centre at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on Wed 8 Mar.
Pictured above is Maureen Friday (third right), last serving WFU President, and all the organisation representatives who received cheques.