Posted on 28th July 2010

Latimer Hinks Shows Support for the Farming Community

Helen Brown - Yorskhire FCN, Rev Sarah Brown - FCN, Anne Elliott - Latimer Hinks Solicitors

Latimer Hinks Solicitors chose the Great Yorkshire Show, one of the biggest events in the regions agricultural and countryside calendar, to present a cheque for £1000 to representatives of the Farm Crisis Network (FCN).

FCN is one of a number of charities benefitting from the record £11,500 that was raised by Latimer Hinks at its 2010 Charity Ball.

Partner, Anne Elliott said: "We have a large number of farming Clients and were keen to support the farming community, which makes such a vital contribution to the rural economy.

The Tenant Farmers Association, of which Anne Elliott is a Recommended Professional, recently held a sponsored walk to raise money for FCN.

Anne was unable to take part given that the timing clashed with the date of the Ball, but the firm was still keen to show its support for FCN - A UK network of volunteers drawn from the farming community and rural churches providing support to farmers and their families. FCN Yorkshire has 27 volunteers scattered throughout the county and Upper Teesdale.

Anne Elliott, who has worked with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and Yorkshire Rural Network on succession planning, added: "Much of the FCNs work is done quietly and behind the scenes, but the pastoral care and support it offers farming families is to be applauded and deserves recognition and backing.

Canon Leslie Morley, chaplain and rural officer for Ripon Leeds Diocese and honorary chaplain for Yorkshire Agricultural Society, commented

"The donation from Latimer Hinks is a welcome contribution to FCNs funds to help the network continue to offer invaluable support to farmers, who often work in isolated locations and circumstances.