Addington Fund

The Society has had a close relationship with The Addington Fund in the past, in particular the calf raffle supported by John Berry and made possible by Bryan and Sheila Adams and their family. I have therefore posted the latest update from them so our members can keep up to date with their very worthy work for the farming community

Welcome to the Addington Fund update.
Here are a few things that are going on behind the scenes…
A few changes are being made here at the Addington Fund. One of them being an updated website.

Our current website is still available to use but keep an eye out in the near future for a brand new look!

Here’s a preview of some of the pictures we have taken to use for our new look & feel on the website.


Kindly supported by the NFU Mutual and ForFarmers.

During this challenging time when we can’t fundraise in person, we have registered with easyfundraising, which means you can now raise free donations for the Addington Fund when you shop online.
Easyfundraising has over 4,000 shops and sites which will donate to us at no extra cost to yourself, including lots of big name retailers like John Lewis, Argos, Uswitch, eBay, M&S, Just Eat, Now TV, Domino’s Pizza and Audible.

All you have to do is sign up to support us using the link below. Then every time you shop online, go through the easyfundraising website or App and we’ll receive a % of your spend as a free donation, at no cost to you or us!

Click the button below to join and support the Addington Fund.
Join easyfundraising
Donate directly to the Addington Fund

Unfortunately for us, like many others, we have either had to cancel or postpone many events that would have been held throughout this year because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Initially, we postponed both our Cornwall and Devon Farm Business Awards until later in the year but due to the uncertainty of the virus, the future social distancing measures and talk of a potential spike in the winter, we have now made the executive decision to roll these events forward in to 2021.

Naturally, it is a shame that we cannot proceed with the awards this year but we remain positive throughout it all and we cannot wait to host the events next year, and get ourselves back to a little bit of “normality” !

The Devon Farm Business Awards will be held on Wednesday 19th May 2021.
The Cornwall Farm Business Awards date is yet to be decided.

The statistic that sprang out last year was, for the first time in many years, the average age of farmers rose from 57 to 59.

Addington is committed into bringing the next generation into agriculture and also making retirement for farmers who want to retire, a reality.

We are looking at and working on a number of exciting projects to create more retirement homes for farmers. In particular in Yorkshire, Kent, Herefordshire, Suffolk, Essex, Devon and Cornwall where we have offers to support us financially on much needed retirement homes for farmers. Our aim is to build retirement cul-de-sacs or alms type houses for agriculturists who want to retire but cannot afford to or for those who have to leave their farms through no fault of their own.

We hope to announce our first project very soon.

That’s it for now.
Thank you for your time and thank you for supporting the Addington Fund.

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