David O’Connor, President of the NI Grain Trade Association was delighted to hand over a cheque for £4541.00 to Rural Support, his chosen charity for 2016.
Speaking at the cheque presentation, David said that the mentoring and support requested by rural dwellers had increased immensely in the past year or so, due to the downturn in farm incomes, yet Rural Support, with their small team, had coped admirably with the extra work. David went on to stress that Rural Support is helping everyone in rural areas and is dealing with a wide range of requests including finance, relationships, forward planning etc.
He added: “The range of mentoring and support has made such a difference to many rural dwellers and farming families, and yet it is being achieved with a very small team of people. They are deserving of our support and we wish them well for the future.”
David added that he would also like to thank NIGTA members and their guests for their generosity at the annual dinner.