Family run farms in focus at the Denbigh and Flint Show


Rebecca Cole

FAMILY-RUN farms are at the heart of this year’s Denbigh and Flint Show.

Thousands are expected to descend on the Green in Denbigh on Thursday for the 152nd annual show and the usual attractions and entertainment will no doubt delight the crowds.

With trade stands, competitions across myriad categories and adrenaline-fuelled performances including a quad bike stunt show there promises to be something for everyone.

But the main priority for the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) will be to promote its latest campaign ‘Supporting family farms since 1955’ by highlighting the important role family farms play in the rural community, and handing out free cotton shopping bags.

The drive coincides with this year’s UN International Year of Family Farming which, according to the union, aims to “highlight the potential role family farmers can make to eradicating hunger, preserving natural resources and promoting sustainable development”.

Rhys Roberts, FUW Denbighshire and Flintshire county executive officer, said: “We are also promoting the union’s latest fundraising initiative of covering the whole of the Wales coast path via a huge sponsored walk event to raise funds for children’s hospice charities Ty Hafan and Ty Gobaith.

“Denbigh and Flintshire teams of union members, staff and friends will embark on various walks along the whole length of our section of the coast in an effort to boost funds for both charities which have been chosen for FUW president Emyr Jones’ 2014 charity appeal.

“We are looking forward to talking to visitors to the stand about the initiative and signing those up that have an interest in joining us for the event later in September,” he added.

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick will also visit the stand to chat about his rural policing initiative and crime, as will representatives from Davis Mead Property Consultants and E.ON to offer members advice on land and property, and energy saving.

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