The South Wales Volunteering Group of national charity The Farming Community Network (FCN) will be hosting a free event (including a Hog Roast) for farming families on Saturday 29 June at Woodbine Wood and Lake, Cwrt Bryn Derwen, Usk, through the kindness of FCN Cymru volunteer, Jonathan Stephens. The event starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm.

The evening’s theme will be exploring resilience through changing times in farming and encouraging farmers to be proactive in seeking help when needed. 

FCN Cymru staff and volunteers will be on hand to discuss issues that affect farming people. FCN has developed a check-list to help farmers review some of the common components of business and personal resilience, allowing them to identify strengths and highlight areas where additional information or support may be useful.

This FarmWell event is part of a wider project run by FCN to address topical issues in farming communities and provides an opportunity for farming families to get away from the farm for a few hours.

The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.

 FCN has a wide network of volunteers, located throughout England and Wales, many of whom are involved in farming, or have close links with agriculture and therefore have a great understanding of the issues farm workers and farming families regularly face. The charity’s volunteers provide free, confidential support to anyone who seeks help, regardless of whether the issue is personal or business-related.

 Linda Jones, National Manager Wales, The Farming Community Network, said: “Building resilience is a frequently used term in farming. But what does that mean to the health and wellbeing of farming people? This event will provide information to help farmers recognise their strengths and also highlight areas where they might need some support.”

Jonathan Stephens, FCN Cymru Volunteer, added: “Please make sure that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear for an evening in an unmanicured woodland garden with a lake”.

If you would like to secure your free place at this event, please get in touch with Bob Stevenson on 07800 641048 or Sarah Byford on 07778 755589.