Kate explained: “This year, we have already given out grants of around £1.4 million in total, supporting more than 1,200 individuals and families. We provide assistance to working farmers, farmworkers and their families who rely on farming for their main source of income as well as retired farmers, farmworkers and their dependants who have spent at least 10 years in the industry.”
Last week, Kate collected a cheque for £300 on behalf of R.A.B.I at the Herefordshire Agricultural Club (HAC) dinner at Lyde Court, Hereford. Around 60 members attended the function, which was hosted by club chairman Phillip Whittal.
Kate added: “Voluntary income is our main source of funding and it enables us to reach farming people in need, with compassion and discretion.
“There are lots of ways in which we can support people, including payments towards essential white goods, disability equipment or clearing domestic utility bills.”
Pictured at the Herefordshire agricultural dinner are, from left to right, Phillip Whittall (current HAC chairman), Anthony Snell (former HAC chairman), Clare Greener (NFU county advisor for Herefordshire) and Bill Quan (HAC vice-chairman).