The Gibsons’ world was turned upside down when husband, father, and grandfather Graham died unexpectedly at the age of 55.
Graham Gibson was a director for international agricultural business Al Dahra. He was responsible for the farming of potatoes across 25,000 acres in Egypt, where he’d lived for two years.
Originally from Hull, Graham started farming at the age of 16 before attending Bishop Burton Agricultural College. He later moved to South Africa, where he met his wife Alicia.
“Graham lived to work.” Alicia said. “He loved his job and was into anything wildlife or farming related. He was especially passionate about tractors and machinery.”
Throughout his career, Graham worked the full spectrum of farming, from arable to bee-keeping and fruit farming.
“His attitude to farming was intense, always striving for perfection. Not only was he an excellent grower but his personnel skills with staff were that of equality.
“He loved the farming community, so in his honour we decided to raise money to give back to farmers. That’s why we chose R.A.B.I.”
Along with her daughters, Kaeli and Gabby, Alicia has raised £1,000 in Graham’s memory, which is double their original target.