NFU Community Farming Hero: Andrew and Alison Musson – South West

02 November 2022

NFU Community Farming Hero: Andrew and Alison Musson - South West

NFU Community Farming Hero: Andrew and Alison Musson – South West

Meet South West's NFU Community Farming Heroes Andrew and Alison Musson.

Beef and sheep farmers Andrew and Alison Musson are unsung, modest heroes. Andrew’s parents fostered many children, and that tradition has stayed with the couple to this day.

They play an invaluable role in providing a safe and supportive home for some of Devon’s most vulnerable children and over the years around 90 children have been through their doors.

Andrew and Alison still take in mothers and babies on a regular basis, offering much-needed support.

Their tireless and exhausting work has continued despite Andrew suffering badly from bowel cancer for the last five years. While he is, thankfully, in full remission after major surgery, he and Alison have continued their great work as if nothing has happened.

Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, who nominated the Mussons, said: “Their abiding and invaluable contribution to society has changed the lives of some of Devon’s most desperate children, and I am proud to nominate them for this award in recognition of that extraordinary service.”


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