Social enterprise Cumbria Health on Call has donated £700 to the Farmer Network.

Sarah Taylor-Howe, a member of the CHoC team, lives in the East Fellside area and saw the devastation caused by the Beast from the East and its impact on the farming community.

She decided to apply for funding from CHoC's Social Enterprise Committee to help.

The committee was established in October 2016 to support staff in personal challenge events, support staff who wish to be involved in charity fundraising or support community projects.

The committee said they recognised the importance of Cumbria’s farming communities and their dedication to our county in the face of extreme adversity.

Sarah worked with Adam Day, managing director of the Farmer Network, who agreed to ringfence the money so that an event, social gathering, resilience planning, or a piece of equipment could be funded by the donation to help the community in the future.

Mr Day said: “CHoC’s help particularly towards the East Fellside farming community is very much appreciated and along with other private donations has ensured that there is a fund of money available for that communities use in future”.