Over £50,000 raised for Lincolnshire's farming community

This year's Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner raised more than £50,000 for the local farming community
This year's Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner raised more than £50,000 for the local farming community

Over £50,000 has been raised to support Lincolnshire's rural and farming communities following an annual dinner which attracted hundreds of guests.

The year's Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner has raised thousands to support rural charitable causes in the county.

Organised by Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LSRN) and held at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, the event drew hundreds of guests dressed in tuxedos and gowns.

During the evening visitors enjoyed a dinner featuring a menu of local produce, designed and introduced by the Lincolnshire chef, Steven Bennett, which was built around the event’s theme of “Past, Present and Future”.

Professor Simon Pearson, Professor of Agri-Food Technology at the University of Lincoln also spoke at the event about his career in agri-technology including his research into robotic systems, automation, and energy control and management.

And throughout the night Sean Sparling - a well-known magician, after dinner speaker and Lincolnshire agronomist - kept the event entertained.



The event was sponsored by accountancy firm Smailes Goldie Group, land agents Brown & Co, law firm Wilkin Chapman LLP, as well as The Private Office, LJ Fairburn and Sons and Limagrain.

It follows a similar event in Staffordshire, which raised nearly £9,200 for local farmers and the rural community.

LRSN is a volunteer-led organisation that provides pastoral and practical support to farming and rural people during periods of anxiety, stress and problems relating to their families and businesses.

The charity's mission is to 'harness the human and financial resources available to improve social and mental wellbeing of individuals in rural Lincolnshire, in particular, but not exclusively, through the provision of information and support.'