In lieu of a gift marking the end of her term in office, Lisa Edwards donated four thermal cooking bags to RABI to help farming people struggling in the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
Constructed from up to 5kg of textiles saved from landfill, the bags are made by The Sewing Rooms in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. The bags are designed to help families save energy and tackle climate change.
“When NFU asked me what I’d like as a gift for my time spent as county chair, I realised that I don’t actually need anything,” said Lisa.
“I’m acutely aware that there are also many farming people currently in need of support when it comes to fuel costs. On the whole farmhouses can be very difficult to keep warm.”
Lauren Codling, RABI’s regional manager for the North West, accepted the bags on behalf of RABI and thanked Lisa and NFU Lancashire for their support.
“These bags are going to be given to farming people based in the North West region by our regional support manager Jackie Clegg, who’ll assess families’ needs when out on visits,” Lauren said.
“We are grateful for Lisa’s kindness and support to ensure that we can continue helping farming people through this ongoing crisis.”
Anybody from the farming community who needs our support should contact our helpline on 0800 188 4444.