Tractor attraction to bring attention to worthy agricultural cause

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 23 Feb 2018

A BRIGG-based tractor dealer has provided “a shining beacon of hope and support” for Lincolnshire’s farmers and farming families.

Agricultural machinery specialist Peacock and Binnington has vinyl wrapped a Massey 7716 in the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network’s branding, backing the charity’s work in the county.

It is to be launched at the Lincolnshire Farming Conference at the Lincolnshire Showground on Tuesday (February 27), to showcase LRSN’s services around the county.

LRSN supports farmers who are finding it difficult to cope with stressful situations such as debt, repossession, poor physical or mental health and the breakdown of relationships. 

Sophie Dunn of LRSN said “We were thrilled with Peacock and Binnington’s idea to wrap a tractor in LRSN branding and thank them for such an endorsement of our work by supporting us with this. The tractor looks fantastic and will highlight the charity’s profile and the valuable services we give to those farmers and farming families in Lincolnshire that are facing problems in their lives.”

The charity operates across Lincolnshire and seeks to reach individuals or families who are often isolated and hard to reach through a combination of helpline, outreach drop-in points and through partnership referrals. The support provides a tailored mix of advocacy, signposting and practical and emotional assistance until the client’s problems are resolved and they are able to cope on their own.

Last year LRSN helped 138 farming and rural families, securing an annual income improvement of £1.6 million and supporting £2.3 million of debt management. In addition the health screening service carried out nearly 1,000 health checks at county livestock markets.

Peacock and Binnington, based out of The Old Foundry, with branches in Louth, Corringham and Selby, said it was proud to be supporting LRSN. 

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