Breakfast functions all across Wales have raised over £15,000 within a week for Farmers’ Union of Wales Presidential charity the DPJ Foundation, thanks to an army of farmers and hungry breakfast-goers.
The Farmers’ Union of Wales’ 12 county branches embraced the Union’s annual Farmhouse Breakfast Week (Saturday 18 January - Saturday 25 January) in the usual, unstoppable and enthusiastic fashion and hosted 30 breakfasts across Wales.
Aiming to not only raise the profile of the sustainable, local, high-quality food farmers produce, staff, members and officials also used the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings over a home-cooked breakfast and cup of tea.
Glyn Roberts, FUW President, said: “Our staff, members and wonderful volunteers have done an incredible job once again this year. Farming communities are close-knit and this shows what can be achieved when we all come together, with a common goal. Through these events, where we all sat around the kitchen table to talk and share our thoughts about #FarmingMatters, we’ve strengthened ongoing and permanent relationships and established new ones.
“The money we have raised locally will go towards helping others - we must never forget that our communities are the engine room of people-powered change and that amazing things can be achieved and will be achieved. I can’t thank everyone who supported us in the run-up, during and after the events enough - together we managed to raise a phenomenal amount of money for our charity, all whilst enjoying great, local, sustainable, high-quality food.”