We are celebrating a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth.
The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.
Paul Burrows, R.A.B.I’s CEO said: “We are delighted and honoured to have The Queen as our Patron and to receive this gift from The Patron’s Fund. This money will form a significant contribution to our hamper appeal which allows us to spread some good cheer, in the form of some store cupboard essentials and a few treats, to the people we help long-term.”
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said: “The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution with its valuable work. R.A.B.I is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.”
Pictured above are R.A.B.I representatives enjoying The Patron’s Lunch in London on 12 June 2016, as part of HM The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.