Dick Twinney Supporting R.A.B.I. for his 40th Anniversary
Once again Cornwall artist, Dick Twinney has generously donated an original painting to be raffled across the South West during the summer.
As he celebrates his 40th anniversary as a painter he will also be publishing it as a signed limited edition of just 40 prints which will also be sold in aid of R.A.B.I.
These will be available from the Royal Cornwall Show, from his gallery in St Columb Major and online. In addtion to this Dick is also very generously going to give R.A.B.I. £30 from every special print sold at the show. They will cost £40 each.
Finally this image is also being used as one of R.A.B.I.'s Christmas cards for 2013.
Beef it up at Menadarva Farm
28 April 2013
The Lello family held took part in Great British Beef Week with an event for friends and family on their farm.
The family worked together and served hot Roast Sirloin of Beef with new potatoes and a selection of salads followed by numerous puddings. The weather was kind to us and we were able to entertain outside in the garden. Approximately 60 people were in attendance and all had a thoroughly enjoyable time as their generous donations reflect.
The day raised £1,540 for R.A.B.I. for which we are very grateful.
Ladies Lunch in Padstow
24 April 2013
Ladies In Beef Cornwall representative – Juliet Cleeve organised a wonderful lunch at St Petroc's Bistro in Padstow. As part of the Rick Stein family, the Bistro sources ingredients from local, quality establishments - including beef from Philip Warren. Juliet felt there could be no better way to celebrate Great British Beef Week than to organise a Ladies Lunch where the transparency of supply told its own tale, while the chef took as much pride in his work as both the producer and butcher!
Cornish Farmhouse Breakfast
A Cornish Farmhouse Breakfast at Griggs Country Store near St Austell raised the fantastic sum of £2,000 for charity.
Organised by Dawn Cardell from Probus , and Nick Michell from Tregony, the event was in aid of farming charities the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and the Addington Fund.
Mrs Cardell said: “It was tremendous and thanks go to MA Griggs who hosted the event and their staff who did all the work! Around 120 people pre-booked their breakfast and then 40 or so more people dropped by on the day.
“We were even more pleased when Barclays’ agriculture team from St Austell also supported us by donating £750.”
Pictured below are (left to right): Fundraisers Nick Michell and Dawn Cardell with Ian Bell from the Addington Fund and Pam Wills from R.A.B.I.
Cornish Farmers Dance the Night Away
An excellent three-course roast beef dinner and auction were enjoyed by 90 farmers and their guests before dancing the night away at the annual Cornwall Farmers' Ball, on the Royal Cornwall Showground. The auction of first-rate lots conducted by Roger Borton included 1,000 litres of heating oil, donated by Consols Oils, which sold for £700. The evening also saw the conclusion of the annual Cornwall draw with the first prize, the original Dick Twinney Diamond Dawn painting (which features on this year's R.A.B.I. Christmas card) going to Sarah Potter from Launceston NFU branch. The evening raised almost £4,700.
Penzance Rotary Ramble
RABI were delighted to be selected as one of Penzance Rotary Club’s chosen charities for their annual Rotary Ramble. Whilst funds raised are still being collected the day was well attended with over 120 walkers taking in the Penwith coastline, including Batwoman and her merry band of volunteers seen here – Nick and Barbara Michell and Chris and Dawn Cardell of the Cornwall Committee.
Cornwall's Farming Community to Have its Say on Health and Social Care
R.A.B.I. has teamed up with health initiative LINk in Cornwall to help farming families have their say on health and social care services.
The independent, volunteer-led network wants to ensure that farming families’ experience is considered when decisions are made about how services are provided locally.
LINk volunteer Rob Gough said: “LINk would like to hear specifically from the farming community to see if there are any recurring concerns and, if so, to share them with the relevant health and social care agencies.”
R.A.B.I. regional manager Philippa Spackman said: “This is a great opportunity for R.A.B.I. to encourage our supporters to put their views forward and for us to respond as an organisation that works with farming families.
“Our welfare team comes across many issues that are specific to those who live in rural areas, not least access to services such as health and social care.
“For example, it can be difficult to access medical appointments when there is no public transport or if there is no one else to look after the farm while you are away, especially if treatment involves travel up-country. Isolation can itself also lead to mental health and other problems.”
To take part in the project visit www.linkincornwall.org.uk and click on the Take Part / Have Your Say section.
Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01872 243533.
Please state that you are giving information in relation to the farming sector research. Information can be supplied anonymously if preferred.
Leave a Gift to Cornwall
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution has joined forces with 17 other charities in Cornwall to encourage people to leave a gift to charity in their will.
Organisations involved in the ‘Leave a Gift to Cornwall’ campaign also include Cornwall Hospice Care, Cornwall Air Ambulance, the Eden Project, Tate St Ives and Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum.
With support from Partner to Succeed, a European Community-funded project for business collaboration, the charities have launched a website to promote the initiative www.leaveagifttocornwall.co.uk.
R.A.B.I regional officer Philippa Spackman said: “Although 74 per cent of people in the UK donate to charity during their lifetime, only 7 per cent leave a gift to a charity in their will.
“The campaign aims to encourage people to think and talk about legacy giving and let them know that we are grateful for any gift, large or small – even a few pounds could make a difference.”
By leaving a gift donors can also express their appreciation of a cause or place that is particularly meaningful to them.
Philippa explained: “Despite its incredible beauty, we know that Cornwall can be a challenging place to live and many people depend heavily on health and welfare charities for their own survival. There are also environmental and arts organisations in the county whose work protects the landscape and enriches everyone’s lives.
“We are asking people to consider using their will to leave a gift which will be an investment in such charities’ future work, as well as a lasting tribute to their generosity.”
To find out more see www.leaveagifttocornwall.co.uk
Pictured launching the Leave a Gift to Cornwall campaign at the Eden Project are Paula Martin of Cornwall Air Ambulance, Dee Reeves of Cornwall Hospice Care and Philippa Spackman of RABI.
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