Riseholme College is the premier land-based college in the UK’s most important agricultural county. Therefore, their role in supporting the rural and farming communities of Lincolnshire is incredibly important. 

LRSN’s Project Manager, Alison Twiddy, said: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone at Riseholme College for thinking of us and for fundraising for our charity, especially in such imaginative and fun way!

“In common with many charities, LRSN is experiencing considerable financial challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, as we’ve been unable to hold our main fund-and-awareness-raising events and our friends and supporters who would have been challenging themselves for sponsorship or holding events for us have had their plans dashed.

“Our work with Lincolnshire’s farming and rural families continue through coronavirus and beyond, but the support of the rural community is needed more than ever to enable us to get them back on track.”

Riseholme College is hosting the Field to Fork Fundraising Challenge from Monday 1st to 15th June 2020, here’s how you can join in:

  • Cook a sweet or savoury dish using only 5 ingredients
  • Donate £5.00 (or any amount) to LRSN Just Giving page
  • Nominate 5 friends/family members to do the same.

For full fundraising details and terms and conditions, click here.  

Bill Meredith, Chief Executive and Principal of the college said: “LRSN is a fantastic volunteer-led organisation. We are delighted to support LRSN and the rural communities that they work with during these challenging times. 

“We hope the Field to Fork Fundraising Challenge will bring together communities and we cannot wait to see the sweet or savoury dishes you make.”

Riseholme College is best known for its specialist land-based provision, which ranges from entry-level through to higher-level honours degrees, the college offers over 183 vocational courses. The college prepares students for industries such as agriculture, animal management, sport and equine as well as engineering, construction and public services. It is also one of the first colleges in the country to be recognised as an Institute of Technology.

The college is still accepting applications for the coming academic year via the website.