Coffee morning raises money for Macmillan

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NE Armagh kick-started their Winter Programme in September with a Macmillan coffee morning, which has become an annual event in the group’s calendar.

Office staff baked a fine selection of sweets and treats. Members called in to the office to sample the baking skills which gave them an opportunity to socialise with friends. In total £1,680 was raised from the event and associated raffle.

The group would like to thank all who supported the coffee morning which turned out to be an even bigger success than last year.

A group of members took a well deserved day off last week to enjoy a trip to Dunboyne, Co Meath. The group visited Keypak Farms, a huge enterprise that finishes 3,500 cattle through its feedlot.

Following lunch at the Carton Hotel, members were given an insight into the facilities at Alltech, a company at the forefront of advancements in animal health and nutrition. A highly enjoyable day was had by all.

The remainder of 2015 is packed full of varied activities.

On Wednesday 11th November, the group are holding a ‘Farm Families Health & Welfare Day’ at Burkes of Cornescriebe.

The event, which will run from noon–3pm, will bring together a wide variety of organisations aimed at providing information on safeguarding and protecting both individuals and property.

The Farm Families Health Check Van will be there, as will DARD, who will provide information on crop spraying. Other organisations attending include the PSNI, Tracker, HSENI, Rural Support, UFU and Glenview Farm Services. Everyone is welcome to this free event, which promises to be a great success and lunch will be provided.

On Monday 7th December, a meeting being held in the Old School Room (on the Seagoe Road), will provide a useful insight into the farm business improvement grant scheme.

The Annual County Armagh Dinner will take place on Friday 15th January 2016 in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry. Tickets will be available from a local group office.