Farming Community Network Christmas Auction

18th December 2017

The Farming Community Network (FCN), held their Farmer’s Christmas Celebration and fundraiser at the Exeter Livestock Market on the evening of Monday 18 December.

Kivells Auctioneers were on hand to lead an auction of various items donated by a number of local businesses to raise funds for FCN. Gilbert Stephens donated a children’s ride-on John Deere tractor and trailer to the auction, which was sold, with a Christmas Hamper from Mole Avon, for £120.00.

In addition to the charity auction, the event featured carol singing with the Salvation Army Band and the Unity Gospel Choir. There were also a prize hamper draw, various stalls and children’s entertainment. All proceeds from the event went to FCN.

Sarah Judd
from Gilbert Stephens attended the event. Sarah said, “The evening itself was a resounding success and Gilbert Stephens were pleased to be able to donate an item to the auction. FCN is a voluntary organisation and charity who rely on the donations they receive to continue the valuable supports they offer to farmers and their families within the farming community, through difficult times. Gilbert Stephens are pleased to be able to support FCN in this way.”

Over 500 people were in attendance raising over £3,000 for FCN. A great evening was enjoyed by all celebrating FCN and the vital work it does. Gilbert Stephens is proud to support such a worthwhile charity.