In 2005, Dai Davies, who still has no memory of the accident, spent four months recovering in hospital and was unable to work for six months when he was struck on the head by a hammer while putting up a fence.
Having made a full recovery, Dai turned his attention to the charity that helped him when he needed it most and embarked on a number of fundraising activities for R.A.B.I. In 2005/06, R.A.B.I helped Dai pay some of his domestic bills and this month, the 51-year-old self-employed farmer from the village of Berriew in Powys said thank you to R.A.B.I by presenting the charity with a cheque for £4,805.
Dai, who raised some of the cash during his year in office as captain of Lakeside Gold Club in Montgomery, said: “I really don’t remember very much about the accident but I know it was hard on my wife Sandra, because she had to look after three children while I was miles away in hospital in Stoke. I was glad to be able to do something for R.A.B.I and I wanted to give back more than I received from the charity.”
Linda Jones, R.A.B.I regional manager for Wales, said: “Many people do not realise that we help farming people in lots of different ways, including working farmers. In 2014, we gave out around £297k in grants to working farmers – helping with domestic bills, paying for relief workers on farms when people were sick or injured or covering costs if a sick child is in hospital. We’re extremely grateful to Dai, his family and everyone at the Lakeside Golf Club for thinking of us and raising funds. This money will go towards helping others farmers when they are in financial difficulties.”