Charity Chick's first chatter
I'm really excited to be writing a blog on the Farmers weekly website for the first time! I'm hoping that my 'chatter' gathers support and interest in the many number of things I get up to in the countryside each month. From attending agricultural show to national conferences, fundraising events to presentations and of course my other big passion - Young farmers, I hope to give an insight into the community in which I work, live and play in.
Now for those of you who havent guessed yet by the name of my blog, I work for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (www.rabi.org.uk) as a regional officer covering the East Midlands region. My role is really varied and thats what excites me about the job - no two days are the same! I really enjoy the fundraising element of the job as it is very rewarding to know that the money raised will go to supporting farming families when they fall on hard times. And by going on welfare visits you can really see how our support makes a difference - thats what motivates me the most!
I also really enjoy the PR and marketing side of the job, working with local media to ensure people are aware of the work of RABI and promoting up and coming fundraising events - so thank you Tim and Rachel for suggesting I had a go at a blog!
When I'm not working, I like nothing more than getting stuck in with my roles in young farmers. At the moment I am currently... wait for it... take a deep breath before reading this... Press Officer for Grendon YFC... NFU and Council rep for Northamptonshire YFC... Vice area chairman for East Midlands region... and Vice Agriculture and Rural Affairs group chairman for the National federation (www.nfyfc.org.uk ) so I'm sure there will be lots to tell here...
And when I'm not doing any of the above, I enjoy getting out and about in the countryside (especially on a horse), catching up with friends and family or relaxing by the fire with a good ol glass of wine and watch rubbish on the TV.
So hopefully by now you get the general jist of me and that you enjoy reading my future postings. Over the coming months I have plenty going on which I'm sure will feature at some stage... Ploughing matches... Harvest festivals... Moving house ..(Eek!)...Wales YFC AGM.. I think that will get me off to a good start.
Charity chick x