2015-11-13  

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Christmas Event to Celebrate British Livestock

All that is great and good about British Livestock will be celebrated at a Christmas event in the City of London on December 3, 2015.

Held to support the Addington Fund, a farming charity that helps those in farming in times of emergencies, the Celebration of British Livestock will start outside St Paul’s Cathedral with a pair of prize Shorthorn heifers leading a procession to St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.

St Brides Church, Fleet Street

St Bride's Church, Fleet Street

Followed by a Christmas service where the congregation will include many involved in British livestock from producers through to retailers and government. Ian Bell, chief executive of the Addington Fund, will give the address, while other key industry figures will read lessons and prayers.

The Christmas service will be followed by a champagne reception and lunch at Stationers’ Hall, close to St Bride’s Church. Thanks to generous sponsorship and support, the lunch menu will be sourced from British farms.

“Through this event we want to reach a wide audience with the strong message about the quality and integrity of British livestock, and to celebrate this in a Christmas service,” says Ian Bell. “The Addington Fund was initiated by the Reverend Canon Richard Addington in 2001 as the Church’s response to Foot and Mouth Disease and it remains a great supporter in time and money. So holding this celebration focussed around a service at St Bride’s is very appropriate. The link between the rural church, farming and farming people is important to our industry.”

The event has been initiated and organised with Shepherd Publishing, publishers of titles dedicated to the British livestock industry. 

Tickets for the Celebration of British Livestock are available from the Addington Fund, 01926 620135.

Addington Fund

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