A beetle drive at St Arvans Hall in Chepstow in November raised £374 to help farming families on low incomes in Monmouthshire.
The fundraiser was organised by R.A.B.I’s Monmouthshire committee – a new committee which was only launched earlier this year and has already hosted four successful events.
It didn’t take long for all present to understand the concept of the Beetle Drive and soon laughter could be heard throughout the full hall at St Arvans. Some welcome fish and chips were served half-time along with teas and coffees and a raffle was also held to boost county funds.
R.A.B.I regional manager for Wales, Linda Jones, said: “It was good to see people of all ages having such fun and socialising with new acquaintances, as moving from table to table is one of the objectives of the game. Somebody mentioned that it was like a rural version of speed dating!”
Gwilym Richards, Monmouthshire R.A.B.I county committee chairman, added: “We would like to thank everyone for their support on the night as well as everyone who provided prizes for the Beetle Drive and for the raffle. We are now looking forward to our quiz night in the New Year.”
Kate Beavan, Monmouthshire R.A.B.I county committee secretary, said: “I don’t think that many of us knew how to play, but as with our previous events, we had fun and I think we’ve definitely managed to put the “fun” into fundraising this year.”