R.A.B.I regional manager for the West Midlands, Kate Jones, left, at the Shropshire NFU lunch with Mervin Mullard and Jen Parry.
A shed full of manure has sold for £750, to raise money for farmers in need!
Shrewsbury couple Helen and Tudor Davies donated the unique ‘prize’ as an auction lot to the Shropshire NFU’s annual lunch, hosted by Bruce and Rosemary Udale at Eyton Park, Telford.
The Shropshire NFU lunch was supported by more than 300 people and raised £10,600 for R.A.B.I.
At the 21st annual Shropshire NFU lunch, hosts Bruce and Rosemary Udale donated a pheasant shoot prize to the auction. Neale Dalton took up the gavel and the auction itself raised £4,000. Charles and Wendy Dakin donated a meal for six at their Shifnal home, while Jill Evans offered an auction prize of a meal for 12, which was bought for £800.
Kate Jones, R.A.B.I regional manager for the West Midlands, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to the NFU lunch – the overwhelming generosity of so many is incredible. Many people are surprised when they discover just how much help R.A.B.I offers and the diverse ways in which this support is provided. Farming is a vital industry, bringing all the food you eat to your table, but farmers can get into difficulties even when they do nothing wrong. When they need help, R.A.B.I is there.”