A Christmas hamper raffle, arranged by R.A.B.I’s Carmarthenshire committee, raised £1,100 for struggling farmers.
With the support of Bob Jones Prytherch & Co Marts Limited (BJP) at Carmarthen, members from the committee attended three Christmas marts to sell raffle tickets for hamper prizes. These hampers were full to the brim with local produce kindly donated by committee members and local businesses.
Linda Jones, R.A.B.I’s regional manager for Wales, said: “We would like to thank the Carmarthenshire committee for their dedication and for giving their time so generously. Attending the mart on three consecutive days was a tremendous effort on their part. This year has been a challenging one for the farming community and I would urge anyone who is in financial need and has minimal savings to call our confidential Freephone helpline 0808 281 9490 and seek help.”
Gwynne Williams, chair of the Carmarthenshire R.A.B.I committee added: “I would personally like thank all the farmers who supported us by buying raffle tickets.”
In 2015, grants of around £30k were given out in Carmarthenshire.