A painting by artist Brian Jones was presented to prize draw winner Cerri Roberts at the West Bromwich Building Society in Newtown. Cerri selected the winning square at a Christmas carol concert at the Welsh Livestock Centre in December.
Artist Brian Jones donated a painting of Snowdon to help those in the sector who are struggling financially. Brian, from Newtown, used to work as a designer for Laura Ashley.
Tricia Jones, manager of the West Bromwich Building Society and a member of the Montgomeryshire R.A.B.I county committee, helped sell the squares along with other members of staff and county committee colleagues.
A soup-selling day was also held at the building society branch when Wales Rally GB visited the town. More than £600 was raised for R.A.B.I from both initiatives. Thanks to Tricia and her team and to Brian Jones for donating a magnificent painting.
Linda Jones, R.A..B.I regional manager for Wales, said: “Thanks to Tricia and her team and to Brian Jones for donating a magnificent painting. R.A.B.I is farming’s oldest welfare charity, dating back to 1860 and in Wales last year gave out grants of £263,204.80 to 200 individuals and families. That illustrates that our work is just as vital now as it was ever was.”