‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Naughty 40’ or ‘Garden Gate’ - what will it be for you at Pembrokeshire Bingo Night Extravaganza

The Pembrokeshire branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales has organised a bingo evening in aid of the DPJ Foundation on Thursday 14 November, at Haverfordwest Cricket Club.  Doors open 7 pm, eyes down at 8 pm.  

The DPJ Foundation was set up in July 2016 following the death of Daniel Picton-Jones. The foundation aims to support people in rural communities with poor mental health, especially men in the agricultural sector. 

Agriculture carries one of the highest rates of suicide and with mental health being such a big problem across society the foundation aims to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health and provide support services for those in rural communities.

FUW Pembrokeshire County Executive Officer Rebecca Voyle said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to all to join us for what promises to be a fun evening - you never know ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Naughty 40’ or ‘Garden Gate’ might just be what you need. We hope that as many as possible will join us on the night to help us raise money to support the fantastic work the DPJ Foundation does.”

For more information on the event, contact the Pembrokeshire FUW office on 01437 762913.

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Meirionnydd farmers discuss industry concerns and #FarmingMatters with Clwyd South MP

The important role farmers play in keeping the wheels of the rural economy turning, concerns about the future of family farms in light of Brexit and wider #FarmingMatters, were top of the agenda when Farmers’ Union of Wales members and officials met with Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones.

Hosting the meeting at his farm Tymawr, Carrog, near Corwen, was FUW Meirionnydd County Vice-Chairman Edwin Jones. Speaking to the MP, he said: “Farming matters in so many ways that are seldom realised. 

“Not only do farms produce food but they are also the cornerstone of our rural economies. Family farms, in particular, are at the heart of our rural economy, caring for our landscape, and of course our culture.

“They make innumerable other contributions to the well-being of Wales and the UK. Central to such benefits is the production of food and the improvement in domestic food security. 

“All those businesses who supply essential services, materials, and machinery to farmers, through to the farmers themselves and their produce, to the processors who turn them into food, and the consumers themselves, have a critical part to play in our rural economy. And that is at stake if we get Brexit wrong.”

Read more: Meirionnydd farmers discuss industry concerns and #FarmingMatters with Clwyd South MP

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‘A Gwd Thing’ raises over £850 for charity

Pembrokeshire farmers embraced the baler twine, flat cap, rigger boots and moustache, as the Welsh Whisperer played a special charity fundraising concert in Maenclochog.

The evening was organised by the Farmers’ Union of Wales Pembrokeshire branch to raise money for two amazing local charities, The DPJ Foundation, and Farms For City Children in St David’s.

And a gwd thing it was, with the event raising over £850.

Rebecca Voyle, FUW Pembrokeshire CEO, said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to support our evening with the Welsh Whisperer, as you helped us raise a fantastic amount of money, which will be equally split between the two local charities.

“A great time was had by all and the younger members of the audience should certainly have slept well that night!”

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