Great British Beef Lunch, Rampsbeck Hotel
45 ladies sat down to a wonderful lunch at the Rampsbeck Hotel as part of the Great British Beef Week celebrations. The locally sourced beef had been provided by fifth generation butcher, David Jenkins of Pioneer Foods who also gave a very interesting talk.
A big thank you to everyone involved for making it such a successful day.
Kirkby Stephen Sale
6 March 2013
On Wednesday evening Harrison & Hetherington Ltd. conducted the Annual Sale of 45 individual Swaledale females and 419 flock books on behalf of the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association.
A stock judging competition which raised in excess of £400 for R.A.B.I was held in conjunction with the sale, thus being judged by Mr G Marwood and was sponsored by The Scottish Farmer and Newton Rigg College.
Thanks to H&H Ltd, Pennine YFC and the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association.
Traditionally, Candlemas marked the half-way point through winter time and was the date when tenants paid their rent to their eager landlords 80 guests enjoyed a beef dinner followed by the infamous Cartmel “sticky toffee pudding” solo singing performance by Laura Wilson and humorous tales from local celebrity Mike Sanderson. One of the highlights of the evening was three NFU Mutual umbrellas auctioned back to NFU Group Secretaries for a whopping £30 each but this was hugely overshadowed by three legendary sticky toffee puds selling for £120. Huge thanks to Group Secretary Andrew Pye for organising such a brilliant night which raised around £800. In addition, Broughton Group Secretary Chris James presented R.A.B.I. Regional Manager Georgina Lamb with a cheque for £1,200.
Dodd and Co Accountants of Rosehill, Carlisle hosted a super Cumberland evening where 30 guests enjoyed a night complete with “tatty pot supper” Cumberland Rum Nicky, John Peel tart, apple pie and local cheeses. Grateful thanks to Ian Brown who hosted the evening and provided the wine. Thanks also go to the ladies of the committee for providing the supper and special thanks to Charlotte Gash who entertained the diners with a Cumbrian dialect reading which was most fitting the company. The event was match funded by Barclays Bank which raised £1220 for R.A.B.I. In addition, Ian Mandle from Carlisle NFU presented County Chairman Pat Turnbull with a cheque for £1196 following their annual dinner.
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