Partnership celebrates two year mark

Rural Support Chief Executive, Jude McCann pictured with Simple Power CEO Philip Rainey''�Brian Thompson Photography
Rural Support Chief Executive, Jude McCann pictured with Simple Power CEO Philip Rainey''�Brian Thompson Photography

Local wind energy company, Simple Power and farming charity, Rural Support, are this month celebrating two years of success of their corporate social responsibility partnership.

Since 2013, Simple Power has been working with the charity to deliver its much-needed support service to farming and rural communities throughout Northern Ireland by providing financial support and participating in joint fundraising and awareness building activities throughout the farming calendar.

Simple Power chief executive, Philip Rainey commented: “We are delighted to celebrate two years of successful partnership working with Rural Support. Over the last two years we have had many charitable highlights including joint celebrations for Open Farm Weekend and World Wind Day and delivering a hugely successful Christmas Hamper scheme to rural families in need.

“As partners to the farming and agricultural community, we are acutely aware of the difficulties facing farmers and believe that the charity plays a vital role in serving the farming community.

“We are very proud of our partnership with Rural Support and look forward to continuing our working relationship and highlighting its message throughout Northern Ireland.”

Rural Support chief executive, Jude McCann stated: “Over the past two years, the work of Rural Support has gone from strength to strength.

“There is no doubt that corporate support and awareness campaigns with Simple Power have been crucial in raising our profile and driving people to our services, which has seen the number of calls to the helpline doubling throughout this time.”

Moving forward, Simple Power and Rural Support aim to build upon these strong results, plans are afoot for joint activities to continue into the forthcoming year, focusing on raising awareness of the importance of health and wellbeing in rural communities and farm families.