The Kent committee raised £491 at this year’s east Kent ploughing match, which was held at Quex Park, near Birchington.
Home to the Powell-Cotton museum, Quex Park is a 15th century estate. The competition took place in the grounds and attracted farmers and ploughs from all over the county.
Members of the committee ran a raffle for a ‘Chapel Down Vineyard’ hamper, which raised £251. A further £240 was generated from early Christmas shoppers who were stocking up on cards for the season.
Sally Field, regional manager for the south East, said: “It was a great day out. We had good conversations with farmers, members of the allied farming community, people we’ve previously provided aid to and a few that we currently support.
“R.A.B.I was invited to share the stand of Angela Hirst Chartered Surveyors – and Angela, Ben, Giles and co looked after everyone with amazing hospitality.”
Pictured above are (left to right) Rev. Chris Hodgkins, Caroline Pinchbeck, and Kent committee chairman Charles Tassel.