The FUW’s annual Farmhouse Breakfast week has raised more than just awareness of the great food farmers produce all year round.

During the week more than 27 breakfast functions were held across Wales, which raised nearly £15,000 for the FUW president’s charity appeal.

Glyn Roberts, FUW president, said: “Our staff, members and wonderful volunteers have done an incredible job once again this year. The money raised will go to our charitable causes – Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and The Farming Community Network – and brings the current fund up to almost £35,000!

“Farming communities are close-knit communities and this shows what can be achieved when we all come together, with a common goal. Through these events, where we all sat around the kitchen table to talk and share our thoughts about #FarmingMatters, we’ve strengthened ongoing and permanent relationships and established new ones.

“The money we have raised in our rural communities will go towards helping others in our communities - we must never forget that our communities are the engine room of people powered change and that amazing things can be achieved and will be achieved.”

The Pembrokeshire branch of the FUW hosted two farmhouse breakfast functions, which brought the local community together and gave those joining the breakfast a chance to have a chat with local dementia advisers.

The breakfasts were held at Canolfan Hermon, Hermon, and Crundale Hall, near Haverfordwest, and were joined by Heather Harrison and Maxine Ford, who work for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru covering all of Pembrokeshire offering support and information about dementia.

“These breakfast events were about showcasing the most important meal of the day in a bid to raise awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of breakfast and the huge variety of top quality farm produce available in Wales – but it was also a great opportunity to bring the local community together.

“We loved having everyone there and I thank all those who supported us this year either by cooking, sponsoring produce or helping us raise money for our worthy charities ,” said FUW Pembrokeshire CEO Rebecca Voyle.

The breakfasts raised a total of nearly £1,200.