Lord and Lady Manners have put their support behind farming families in financial difficulty and given R.A.B.I the green light to hold a fundraising event at their Haddon Hall home in Bakewell on September 18th.
Haddon Hall is one of the most important medieval houses in the country and has been in the Manners family since 1567. Situated in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District on the banks of the River Wye, Lord and Lady Edward Manners, and young twin sons Alfred and Vesey, are the first members of the family to live on the Haddon Estate since 1700.
R.A.B.I helped people claim around £379k in state benefits and more than £297k was paid out in grants to working farmers in 2014. Much of the funding comes from public donations, events arranged by county committees, and support from businesses and community groups. Last year, R.A.B.I gave out more than £26,600 in Derbyshire alone.
On September 18th, the Derbyshire branch of R.A.B.I will hold an evening of entertainment and music at Haddon Hall, along with a tour of the house and gardens, by kind permission of Lord and Lady Manners. The committee are interested to hear from potential sponsors with Prescient Power and Bagshaws already confirmed so far. An artisan market will also be held at Haddon Hall between 14-15 November.
Milly Fyfe, R.A.B.I regional manager for the East Midlands, said: “The Derbyshire R.A.B.I committee are thrilled to be working with Lord and Lady Manners at Haddon Hall on some fun and exciting events through the year. We hope to use this opportunity to promote R.A.B.I and tell people about the practical and financial help the charity can give to the farming community.”
More information is available from Milly Fyfe on 07525 323450 and tickets are available from Margaret Baile on: 07747 337004. Tickets £20 per person – including drinks and nibbles. Dress code – Fur and Thermals (lounge suits) / Carriages at 10.30pm.