Quizzers in Monmouthshire will be scratching their heads and teasing their brains to raise money for struggling farmers.
The newly-formed Monmouthshire committee of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) is holding its first ever fundraising event – a quiz night – at Maria’s award winning mart café at Monmouthshire Livestock Centre on Thursday January 21 (7.30pm).
R.A.B.I is a welfare charity which helps farmers and farmworkers of all ages, giving out grants of around £2 million each year. Much of the funding comes from public donations, events arranged by county committees and support from businesses and community groups.
Quizmaster at the mart café will be local farmer John Biggs. Teams of four are welcome to enter the quiz and tickets cost £10 per person. A finger buffet is included in the ticket price.
R.A.B.I regional manager for Wales, Linda Jones, said: “R.A.B.I exists to help farming families in financial hardship – the same people who provide us all with three meals per day. It’s important to keep that mental connection between the farmers we see in the fields and the food we put in our fridges and on our tables.”
R.A.B.I county committee member Gwilym Richards said: “It’s been a difficult year for many farmers, as tough as I can remember, which means the work R.A.B.I does is just as vital now as it was when the charity was formed in 1860.”
Kate Beavan, another R.A.B.I county committee supporter, added: “We hope the Monmouthshire farming community supports us in our first venture. Tickets have been selling really well thus far and I’m confident that we will have a successful evening.”