The Points of Light award is a cross-party initiative that applauds exceptional volunteerism, charitable leadership, and community advocacy.
Joan Brown, hailing from Cupar in Fife, has exemplified the spirit of positive change within her community through her efforts in founding and managing ‘Lucky Ewe’, a pioneering farming charity. Established in 2020, this organisation has embarked on a noble mission – to provide meaningful work placements for young individuals with additional needs while fostering their rural skills development.
‘Lucky Ewe’ represents a shining example of the Farm Advisory Service’s commitment to fostering innovation and progress within Scotland’s farming and crofting communities. FAS was designed to offer practical information, guidance, and support to farmers and crofters, aligning with the needs of modern agricultural enterprises. With three different services that farmers can choose from, including Integrated Land Management Plans (ILMP), Specialist Advice, and Mentoring for New Entrants, the FAS empowers individuals to navigate the complexities of the rural sector and drive positive change within their communities.
“Joan’s unwavering dedication to ‘Lucky Ewe’ and her commitment to fostering inclusivity and skill development in young individuals is truly inspiring,” remarked Caroline Wood, Manager of the FAS One-to-one Programme. “We are immensely proud to have played a part in ‘Lucky Ewe’s’ journey by providing mentorship through our Farm Advisory Service offerings.”
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