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Farming charity extreme weather

“It was so easy to access the help.”

Third generation sheep and beef farmer Bryan Fell lives with his wife and two sons on their 350 acre family farm in Bassenthwaite near Keswick in the Lake District. When Storm Desmond hit Cumbria in December 2015 he faced devastating conditions and, like many farmers in the area, was struggling to care for his stock. […]

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Wendy Cooper Forage Aid

Forage Aid Bids Farewell to Wendy

A valued member of the Forage Aid team will be leaving this month for pastures new. For more than three years Administrator Wendy Cooper has been at the heart of the charity’s work by organising its ongoing business and communications, providing a point of contact, managing donations and finances, liaising with donors, farm applicants and […]

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“It feels good to be able to give back to farmers.”

Michael Bailey is MD of Bailey Trailers, an international brand that produces 30 trailers a week. The company employs 95 staff at its 8 acre site in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, and its machinery sells across the globe. Since 2013 Michael has continually helped and supported Forage Aid’s efforts by loaning machinery and providing free haulage to […]

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“It is quite a responsibility – but so rewarding.”

Having started his career as a professional Rugby League player, Graham Hogg ran his large family farm in Cumbria for 30 years. Now 61 and semi-retired from a third career in stonemasonry, he is Forage Aid’s Regional Co-ordinator for the Cumbria-North Lancs area, and lives with his wife in Egremont. In 2016 he won a […]

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“Forage Aid helped me through a very tough time.”

Doug Barningham lives with his wife Nicola and three children in Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, on a farm that’s been in his family for at least three generations. Following terrible flooding in July and August 2019 Forage Aid helped them along the long road towards getting the farm back on its feet. What lead to you […]

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New website launched thanks to The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Forage Aid has launched a new website to help the charity reach even more beneficiaries and doners, thanks to funding from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is dedicated to promoting and supporting UK charities working in agriculture, rural development and insurance. It works towards doing this by making one off […]

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Plaques sent as ‘thank you’ to partners

Forage Aid has sent plaques to three businesses who have worked with Forage Aid in the last 12 months to thank them for their support. JCB Agriculture, Bailey Trailers and Map of Ag each received the plaques as a recognition of their invaluable contributions towards helping Forage Aid support farmers in times of crisis. JCB […]

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Wanted: regional co-ordinators

We are currently seeking people to volunteer to be Regional Co-ordinators, a role that is essential in supporting the charity at a local level to ensure its aims and objectives can be carried out effectively during times of crisis. Forage Aid arranges for donations of feed, forage and bedding to be delivered to farmers who […]

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We need hauliers!

Forage Aid arranges for donations of feed, forage and bedding to be delivered to farmers who have been affected by a severe weather event or Act of God, and there is a ‘clear and present risk of livestock suffering’, always ensuring animal welfare is at the forefront of the charity’s aims. Right now, we are […]

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