R.A.B.I was one of three charities to each receive a £1,000 boost thanks to the fund-raising efforts of farmers within the NFU’s Cambs East and West Suffolk branch.
The money was raised from various branch activities during 2016, with the bulk of the money coming from a charity race night.
Branch chairman Andrew Blenkiron, estate director at the Euston Estate, presented the money to Barbara McGee from East Anglian Air Ambulance, Lucy Bellefontaine from R.A.B.I and Ian Bell of the Addington Fund.
Speaking on behalf of the charities, Ian said: “NFU members do a phenomenal amount for us and we really appreciate your efforts. It makes a real difference.”
During the presentation, Andrew paid tribute to the generosity of farmer Alan Bullen, who had hosted the race night at his farm at Fulbourn in April but sadly passed away on Christmas Eve.
Pictured left to right at Euston is: Barbara McGee (EAAA), Branch Chairman Andrew Blenkiron, Lucy Bellefontaine (RABI), NFU Group Secretary Alex Walters, branch members Denise and Jeff Claydon, NFU County Chairman Colin Clifton-Brown, NFU Group Secretary David Blackwell, and Ian Bell (Addington Fund).