Farming Community Network Charity Auction

16th December 2021

The recent Farming Community Network (FCN) charity auction at the Exeter Livestock Centre was a great success with lots of money being raised for this invaluable cause.  The FCN charity auction is an annual event that raises money to support farming families in times of need. They do vital work in the community, providing much-needed support to farmers and their families who are going through difficult times.

We hope whoever won the sit on tractor we donated will have hours and hours of fun riding around!

Below is a post from the FCN Facebook page featuring an article in Farmers Weekly about the FCN. This post and article demonstrate the invaluable work the FCN do for the local farming community:


This is a fantastic feature from Farmers Weekly about FCN and the importance of finding a healthy work-life balance on the farm.

The article draws attention to our new research with the University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy Research into loneliness and isolation in farming communities ( and our ‘Who’s Your Julie?’ campaign to increase feelings of connectivity in the farm community and recognise support networks (

Winter can be a cold and isolating period for some. If you are feeling lonely this Christmas, FCN and other charities are here to listen, empathise and support you, and walk with you on the journey ahead and through the changes on the horizon.

Call 03000 111 999 (open 7am-11pm every day of the year) or email…/farm-charity-gives-advice-on…    “