The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) has selected The Farming Community Network (FCN) as one of its allied charities, to help raise awareness about the challenges facing farmers and agricultural workers.
“We have a commitment to working with allied charities and BCVA has a longstanding relationship with Vetlife” says BCVA President, Colin Mason. “Vetlife provides emotional, financial and health support to the veterinary community, and this very much mirrors the vital work The Farming Community Network does with the people we work alongside every day – our farm clients. So, when we came together as a Board to select our next charity partner, FCN was a very natural choice.
“Farm vets and farmers have a unique and rewarding way of life, yet we also face significant pressures and have huge responsibilities – now perhaps more than ever. We are all better off for being able to access Vetlife and The Farming Community Network. BCVA is keen to support and promote their important work.”
BCVA charity partners have access to the association’s print and online communications as well as having a place at Congress where fundraising takes place for each charity. FCN will receive the donations from a games night on Thursday and Vetlife benefits from a Gala Dinner on Friday. At both social events BCVA’s generous delegates dig deep to make sure we are looking after those who look after us.
Dr Jude McCann, Chief Executive Officer for FCN, says: “Many thanks to BCVA for supporting the work of FCN. Working together provides us with a platform to raise awareness of the work of FCN and the services we operate in support of the farming community – the people that vets work with so closely. Our team looks forward to all the conversations we’ll have at Congress – and to forging new connections in the farm vet profession.”