A Christmas concert is being held at Talgarth Town Hall to raise money for struggling farmers.
The Brecon & Radnor county committee of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) will be holding its Christmas concert on Friday November 27. Performing on the night will be Jane Owen-Lowe, Wyn Rees, Teleri-Haf Thomas and the Talgarth Community Choir. Malcolm Thomas MBE – R.A.B.I’s deputy chairman and Welsh trustee – will act as compere.
R.A.B.I supports many farming families in Brecon & Radnor, including farmworkers and their dependants who have retired from the industry through age, illness or disability. However, the 155-year-old also supports working farmers, including many affected this year by falling prices.
Linda Jones, R.A.B.I’s regional manager for Wales, said: “The challenges farmers now face are set against a background of falling farm incomes and rising costs.”
Tickets for the Christmas concert cost just £5 and are available from Elaine Stephens on 01874 711356, Kath Shaw on 07887 553956, or Paul Greenow on 07807 819706.
Elaine Stephens said: “This concert will be a special evening with songs performed in Welsh and English. I hope that the generous people of Brecon & Radnor will turn out to support the farming community at Christmas.”
Linda added: “It can be hard for someone to admit they are in difficulty and seek help, but we work in confidence and I’d urge anyone who is in financial need and has minimal savings to call our helpline 0808 2819490.”