It’s always a big event on the social calendar, but this year’s Staffordshire dinner at the County Showground raised an incredible £9,973.50.
Guest speaker was former MP Edwina Currie who spoke honestly and engagingly about her political life, reality TV and her enthusiasm for British agriculture and the work of R.A.B.I. Edwina was among around 330 diners at the event. Following the meal, an auction of promises was held with lots including a holiday cottage stay in Llandudno, a balloon flight and cow scanning! The auction raised more than £2,000 and the Staffordshire Federation of Young Farmers also organised a raffle to bring in a further £900.
Barclays generously provided two lots of pound-for-pound match funding for the dinner, which brought in an extra £2,000.
TOP: Mike Shelley carves ham for Edwina Currie.
ABOVE: Edwina, Richard Spencer, chairman of Staffordshire NFU and R.A.B.I regional manager Becky Davies.
BELOW: Staffordshire commitee members with representatives from Barclays.