Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC), a social enterprise providing both in and out of hours primary health care across Cumbria, has donated £700 to the Farmer Network following the devastation to the Cumbria farming community following the 2018 ‘Beast From the East’.
A member of the CHoC team, Sarah Taylor-Howe, who lives in the East Fellside area saw first-hand the impact on the local farming community and decided to apply for funding from CHoC’s Social Enterprise Committee to help the Fellside Farming community. The Social Enterprise Committee was established in October 2016 to support staff in personal challenge events, support staff who wish to be involved in charity fundraising or support community projects.
Following Sarah’s application to the CHoC Social Enterprise committee they decided to donate £700 towards helping the Fellside Farmers, recognising the importance of Cumbria’s farming communities and their dedication to our county in the face of extreme adversity.
Sarah worked with Adam Day, Managing Director of the Farmer Network, who kindly agreed to ring-fence the money so that an event, social gathering, resilience planning, or a piece of equipment could be funded by the donation in order to assist the community in the future.
Adam Day said: “CHoC’s help particularly towards the East Fellside farming community is very much appreciated and along with other private donations has ensured that there is a fund of money available for that communities use in future.”