More than 60 people braved the wind and rain to attend an afternoon tea fundraiser for struggling farmers, which raised £694.
Members of R.A.B.I’s Clwyd county committee were pleased to see many friendly faces at Carol and Tom Stephenson’s Sylfaen Farm in Flint.
Carol and Tom (pictured above) and fellow members of the Clwyd committee prepared a wonderful variety of cakes and sandwiches, with county chairman Glyn Colclough providing marquees to keep people dry.
A raffle was held to raise further funds, along with a competition to guess the cost of a hamper. A cake stall and table-top sale also proved popular.
Linda Jones, R.A.B.I regional manager for Wales, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to such a successful afternoon with a fabulous tea in beautiful surroundings.”
Glyn Colclough, Clwyd county chair, added: “It is a difficult time for many farming families, often through no fault of their own, but R.A.B.I is there to help in complete confidence. We would like to thank Carol and Tom for their hospitality and for providing us with a splendid location for our afternoon tea event.”
R.A.B.I gives out grants of around £2 million each year. During the first six months of this year, we gave out more than £12,000 in Clwyd, a 59% increase on the first half of last year.