Longridge ‘muck haul’ will help farmers in need

The Longridge Young Farmers on the Charity Muck Haul in 2013. PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.
The Longridge Young Farmers on the Charity Muck Haul in 2013. PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.

When a group of Young Farmers set off on their annual, fund raising muck haul this year, they will be carrying it out for farmers in need.

Longridge Young Farmers’ Club has chosen ‘The Farming Community Network’ as its 2015-16 charity and the enthusiastic members will be out and about in the Longridge area on Sunday, November 15, selling what they describe as “their fine quality muck”.

Prices will be £3 for a 25 kg bag, £2.50 for a wheelbarrow full and for a trailer load, the Young Farmers say the price will be negotiable!

The club was inspired to raise money for the Farming Community Network following a talk from the Lancashire co-ordinator Robin Clark.

The charity has strong and longstanding links with the farming community and all the volunteers are associated with farming and understand the problems that face agriculture today.

FCN has helped thousands of farmers with problems or issues in areas including business, family, health and general farm ones.

Meetings during the next few weeks see Longridge Young Farmers’ Club members going on a visit to one of the UK’s most established potato producers, Fylde, Fresh and Fabulous and also having a talk by Georgina Lamb from The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, which also supports farmers in financial difficulty.

If you would like to order some muck in advance or to enquire about joining the club, then please contact the chairman Michael Dewhurst on 07875 868520.

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