James Edgar from AB Components very kindly allowed R.A.B.I. to share his stand space at Kent Expo. We entertained the masses with a guess the number of air freshners in an air filter and had remote controlled tractors.
David Chantler Retires as Chairman
21 February 2013
After ten years at the helm of the Kent Committee David Chantler has stepped down as chairman. R.A.B.I. Chief Executive, Paul Burrows attended the Kent AGM to present David with a small memento of his time as chairman.
The committee had clubbed together to get him a garden bench, some garden vouchers and theatre vouchers. All of which David will get great enjoyment from.
David will be greatly missed as chairman but will no doubt not be a stranger to R.A.B.I. within the county. Charles Tassell takes over the role and we wish him well.
It is with sadness that we record the death of David Brummell, a stalwart of the Kent R.A.B.I. committee.
Having first worked on a pig farm in Lenham David went on to join the NFU and became senior group secretary of Ashford NFU branch. He became well respected for his unstinting work during both the BSE and foot and mouth epidemics. When he agreed to join the Kent committee in 2004, after early retirement due to a stroke, he committed himself wholeheartedly to supporting R.A.B.I. events, never leaving anything to chance and drumming up the support of others.
The ever present smile in his eyes will be greatly missed by all those he has worked with and assisted over the years, none more so than his fellow Kent committee members and regional manager Sally Field who described him as 'a huge support, great fun and always jolly.'
Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife Eileen and their family.
David Brummell receiving the Beaufort Shield on behalf of the Kent committee from Lord Plumb in 2007.
Kent Farmhouse Breakfasts
Another of the Kent breakfasts was a Gore Farm near Sittingbourne. A big thank you must go to NFU group secretary Rollo Parsons and committee member Sheila Parsons for organising this.
The breakfast event at Highgrove Garden Centre raised a staggering £1,147.50 with 65 people sitting down to a full English.
A big thank you to Sheila Adams for her hard work organising the event and to Highgrove Garden Centre for their generous hospitality and support.
Despite one of the first days of snow in Kent most people managed to make it to the breakfast event at The Plough in Stalisfield Green. Landlord Robert LLoyd is a keen supporter of local produce and was keen to hold an event in support of R.A.B.I.
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