The event, held at Hartley Park Farm in the heart of the Hampshire countryside on July 6, was organised by R.A.B.I Hampshire committee and around 100 visitors enjoyed a tour of the 24-acre site dedicated to growing English Lavender. Third generation farmers, Tim, Anne and Simon Butler hosted the tour and gave an insight into the industry and pressures of running what has now become a local landmark.
As the tour coincided with R.A.B.I’s Cream Tea Campaign, guests enjoyed a delicious spread of homemade cakes and scones with a wonderful view.
R.A.B.I Regional Manager for the South East, Sally Field, said: “It was a fantastic afternoon, thank you to everyone who helped and supported us on the day. The money raised will make a big difference to those who really need our help.”
Clare Ridout from MacDonald Oates LLP, who sponsored the event, said: “We are delighted to be involved with R.A.B.I and the work that they do. Farming can be very unpredictable, but R.A.B.I helps so many farming families.”
Last year, R.A.B.I gave out more than £33,500 to farming families and individuals in Hampshire alone.
R.A.B.I would like to thank the Butler family for hosting the event at Lavender Fields and Macdonald Oates LLP for their generous sponsorship.
To find out more about fundraising events in Hampshire, contact Sally Field on: 07799 798441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.