‘Call to action’ roadshow arrives in Mid Ulster

Pictured at the event is Chief-executive of Simple Power, Philip Rainey, Chair of Mid Ulster Council, Linda Dillon and Rural Supports Outreach and Promotion Officer Melissa Whylie.
Pictured at the event is Chief-executive of Simple Power, Philip Rainey, Chair of Mid Ulster Council, Linda Dillon and Rural Supports Outreach and Promotion Officer Melissa Whylie.

Rural and farming charity, Rural Support, along with CSR partner, Simple Power, recently rolled into Mid Ulster Council for the ‘Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action’ at The Rowan Tree Centre, Pomeroy, to discuss the charity and the work that it does in local council areas.

As part of a series of roadshows planned across Northern Ireland, Rural Support visited Pomeroy on Monday 14th March to reach out to the neighbouring Mid Ulster council area.

The event was attended by members of the farming and rural community, local businesses and council ministers, including the Chair of Mid Ulster Council area, Councillor Linda Dillon, who met with Rural Support representatives to discuss ways in which the charity can assist farmers and rural dwellers in the area.

Supported by the charity’s CSR partner, local wind energy company, Simple Power, the event presented the support services on offer by the charity through their dedicated helpline and various programmes.

Rural Support Chief Executive, Jude McCann, commented: “We are delighted with the positive response we received to the ‘Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action’ in the Mid Ulster Council area. With mounting pressure on farmers and new challenges facing the rural community, the need for our services is greater than ever and we value the opportunity to discuss at grassroots level how we can help and cater our services to all farming communities across Northern Ireland.”

Simple Power Chief Executive, Philip Rainey said: “As partners to the farming and agricultural community, we are acutely aware of the difficulties they face and believe that the charity plays a vital role in serving the farming community. We have been working in partnership with Rural Support for over two years and we are delighted to support this important roadshow initiative and assist the charity in meeting with the harder-to-reach communities who may be able to avail of their services.”