Some 300 R.A.B.I supporters attended a black tie dinner at Oxford University’s Great Hall at Christ Church College, to raise money for farming people in financial need.
The event was well supported by local businesses from across the county including main sponsors, Henmans Freeth Solicitors – Ian Davis who attended said of the evening “Henmans Freeth is very proud to sponsor such a worthwhile and enjoyable event. Great credit goes to the committee for all their hard work in enabling the farming community to come together in such a positive cause”.
Berkshire Bentley added some glamour to the occasion with the display of a Bentley Continental GT2. The use of this stunning car for a weekend was one of several lots in the evening’s live auction, which helped to raise more than £4,000.
R.A.B.I South Central Regional Manager Jenni Thompson said: “Our guest speaker for the evening, The ‘Cornish Countryman’, Chris Green, spoke about ‘the tenacity of country people’ and how we should all aspire to be ‘creative, inventive, outgoing and not afraid to break the mould’.
“I certainly think that sums up our brilliant Oxfordshire R.A.B.I committee. They are all volunteers who have carefully planned this evening and deserve great credit for organising such a successful fundraiser in a unique and perfect setting.”