Newport-based company, Shropshire Petals, hosted the ‘Meet the Chairman’ event at the site of their family business which grows biodegradable natural petal confetti, wheat sheaves and dried flowers.
Guests had the opportunity to tour the site which was established more than 20 years ago by Michael and Rosemary Bubb – both of whom still play a huge part in the business. Michael’s sons, Jonathan and Jim, now coordinate the arable side of the farm and flowers, respectively.
Chris and William gave an update on the work of the charity including an insight into the welfare packages and the support we offer to those in need. Out of the five counties that have received the most amount of help from R.A.B.I this year Shropshire is second, having received £58,620 to date. In the whole of 2014, R.A.B.I gave out nearly £93,800 in grants to beneficiaries in Shropshire – including working and retired farmers and farmworkers.
R.A.B.I regional manager Kate Jones said: “Events like this are invaluable because they enable us to make contact with the local farming community and spread the word about what we do. Many people don’t realise the diversity of support available from R.A.B.I; for example, we can give out short-term and long-term grants and may be able to help with the cost of funerals or bankruptcy fees, or provide an emergency grant to cover the cost of utility bill arrears. We’re very thankful to the Bubb family for hosting R.A.B.I and giving us a platform to showcase our work.”
If you would like to find out more about events in Shropshire, contact Kate on 07876 492839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or to find out more about joining a committee, click here.
Pictured: (L-R) Shropshire committee member Jen Parry, Staffordshire committee member Daisy Shelley and Staffordshire chairman Mike Shelley.