Farming Community Network Charity Auction

10th December 2021

The Farming Community Network are hosting a Charity Christmas Auction this Monday 13th December at the Exeter Livestock Market. Gilbert Stephens have donated a toy sit on John Deere tractor to help raise money for this much needed charity.

The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.  They continue to support around 300 farming families each year around Devon and the need for their help is greater than ever due to the social isolation covid has caused.  They have been involved in supporting those affected by suicide & illness over the last 18 months & those struggling due to the increased burden of red tape and other uncertainties including farming support payments and TB.

Managing Partner Terry Bastyan said:  “At Gilbert Stephens we are passionate about farming and our local community, which is why we have donated the John Deere Tractor to the FCN Auction, We are pleased to support the FCN and that the money raised will be going towards supporting farming families in need during these difficult times”.