Gilbert Stephens Solicitors Raise Money for Farming Community Network at Okehampton Golf Course

20th October 2021

The Farming Community Network (FCN), a charity which helps farming families in need, were supported by the team at Gilbert Stephens solicitors when they played in the Mayor of West Devon Charity Match recently.   The match was held at Okehampton Golf Course and the team from Gilbert Stephens raised money for the FCN.

The Mayor of West Devon Charity Match is a regular fundraising event and every year it raises much needed funding to help support the FCN.

The  (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.  In addition to local groups of volunteers, FCN runs a confidential national helpline (03000 111 999) and e-helpline () which is open every day of the year from 7am-11pm.

Their website states:

“We have helped thousands of people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes.

Farming is not just a job – it’s a way of life. It is a wonderful industry to work in, but it can also be inherently risky and volatile. Farmers are regularly forced to deal with issues on the farm that are beyond their control, such as animal disease, fluctuating market prices and the weather. Farming can also be a very isolating and lonely occupation, with farmers often spending long hours out in the field with little or no form of social interaction.”

Find out more about their work here

Our team Marcus Quick, Martin Justice, Simon Cornwell and Malcolm Buckland enjoyed the day and good weather around the course. Malcolm was particularly delighted to win the amazing hamper in the raffle!