In 2021 The Black Farmer is supporting Remembrance with the launch of our special ‘Poppy sausage’ fundraising packs. The beautiful painting featured on the packs was painted by former Grenadier Guardsman Dougie Adams. As a courageous war veteran, Dougie finds comfort, solace and peace of mind in painting following the emotional trauma experienced at war in Afghanistan and a diagnosis of PTSD.
A 10p donation from each pack sold will go to the extraordinary charity – The Not Forgotten, which has been an important source of support for Dougie in his recovery.
The Not Forgotten have been proudly supporting wounded service personnel and disabled veterans for over 100 years through a tailored and varied programme of social activities, challenges and peer-to-peer events. The Not Forgotten is an important and inspiring charity.
It has a very worthwhile mission of seeking to improve physical and mental health, address isolation and loneliness and promote a sense of community and balance, enabling beneficiaries to live a normal, if not better life. That’s why The Black Farmer has chosen The Not Forgotten to support their invaluable work, which helps over 10,000 veterans restore dignity, confidence and independence every year.