Mayor of Kettering Raises over £3,000 for R.A.B.I.
Cllr Jim Hakewill of Braybrooke, Northamptonshire stood down from his position of Mayor of Kettering this week and presented a cheque to his chosen charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution of over £3,000.
During his tenure, Jim spent time talking to people about the work of the R.A.B.I. , hosting various functions and events to raise funds and supporting important farming campaign such as farmhouse breakfast week and Great British Beef Week.
The funds come at a time when there are a huge increase of calls to the charity with farmers who are struggling due to the recent bad weather and poor harvest of 2012. The huge donation will be used to support local farming families in Northamptonshire who require help from the charity in the form of grant payments for items such as supermarket vouchers, fuel allowances, mobility equipment or practical support.
Towcester Countrywide Store
Committee member Veronica Sutton hosted a cake stall and promotional stall for R.A.B.I. at the Towcester branch of Countrywide. The store hosted a farmers event and encouraged customers to meet some of their suppliers as well as having the chance to win a bottle of champagne on the R.A.B.I. stall. The event was a great awareness raiser as well as funds too.
Kettering NFU Breakfast
Kettering NFU (Northamptonshire) held a breakfast event at The Buttery farm shop, Newton nr Geddington. Guest speakers included the Mayor of Kettering Jim Hakewill, whom has chosen R.A.B.I. as his mayoral charity, as well as Jim Harker, leader of the County Council. The event raised £200 for R.A.B.I.
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