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Breakfast events raise over £15,000 for charity

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.

FUW Meirionnydd breakfast

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.”