Rural and farming charity, Rural Support, is calling on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council residents, councillors and local businesses to attend the ‘Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action’ as the charity rolls in to Coleraine for the third event in a series of roadshows across Northern Ireland.
Supported by the charity’s CSR partner, local wind energy company, Simple Power, the ‘Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action’ takes place in Coleraine Town Hall on Wednesday 28th September 2016 from 12.00 – 1.00pm.
The Roadshow has seen the charity visit county council areas across the province. The initiative enables Rural Support to meet with local communications to demonstrate the support services on offer in each specific area through the charity’s dedicated helpline and mentoring programmes.
The event in Coleraine will offer attendees the opportunity to discuss ways in which the charity can further assist farmers and rural dwellers specifically in the Causeway Coast and Glens’ area.
Rural Support Chief Executive, Jude McCann, reiterated the aim of the Roadshow events across Northern Ireland: “With mounting pressure on farmers and new challenges facing the rural community, the need for our services is greater than ever. We are keen to hear from local people on ways in which we can further assist and improve support for farmers and rural dwellers in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.”
“We are delighted with the positive response we have received to the previous two ‘Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action’ events and look forward to bringing the roadshow to Coleraine. We would like to urge all local residents, councillors, businesses and members of the rural and farming community in the area to attend this event to meet with us and learn more about the charity and our services.”
“We would encourage all those attending the event to take up our call to action and pledge to support Rural Support and the services we offer. Whether this support is from financial assistance, awareness-building activities, volunteering or fundraising efforts, it all helps to improve our service offering and increase uptake of our services at a time when it is so greatly needed. The previous two events have been very successful with ministers, councillors and large numbers of local people engaging with us and learning how they can help through volunteering, fundraising and financial contributions.”
Wind energy company, Simple Power, has been working with the charity for the last three years to help deliver its much-needed support service to farming and rural communities throughout Northern Ireland by providing financial support and participating in joint fundraising and awareness building activities throughout the farming calendar.
Simple Power Chief Executive, Philip Rainey commented: “As partners to the farming and agricultural community, we are acutely aware of the difficulties facing farmers and believe that the charity plays a vital role in serving the farming community. We are proud to support the Rural Support Roadshows and assist the charity in getting out and about to meet local communities face-to-face to raise awareness of the charity in areas where their vital services are greatly needed and also to learn from the grassroots how the charity can help specifically in the local council area. Our partnership with Rural Support is very rewarding and we look forward to continuing our working relationship and highlighting its message throughout Northern Ireland.”
The ‘Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action’ takes place in Coleraine Town Hall on Wednesday 28th September 2016 from 12.00-1.00pm and spaces are limited. To reserve your place at the event, email [email protected].