The majority of residents at Beaufort House come from farming backgrounds and over the past five years the home has undergone a complete refurbishment and is a ‘flagship’ for R.A.B.I.
Also visiting Beaufort House were The Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw, The High Sheriff of Somerset, The Honourable Mrs James Nelson and the Chief Executive of Sedgemoor District Council, Mr Kerry Rickards. R.A.B.I Chairman Chris Riddle was also present along with fellow trustees and staff of the charity.
Sue Luck, manager of Beaufort House, added: “We were honoured to welcome the charity’s president to Beaufort for his first visit to our wonderful home. The residents appreciated the time he spent with them – they all commented on what a fantastic day they had.”
The Duke, who is also President of R.A.B.I, met residents and staff during his visit and heard more about its refurbishment project at the home. It was part of a visit that also incorporated a visit to Frogmary Farm a successful farm business owned and run by Nick and Claire Bragg.
The Duke joined in with celebrations for Great British Beef Week at the farm where Minette Batters, one of the founders of Ladies in Beef and deputy president of the NFU, was guest speaker.
Guests enjoyed a two-course beef dinner prepared by 2014 MasterChef finalist Angela Langford and James Morrish of Kivells took charge of an auction featuring ribs of beef donated by local butchers.
Pam Wills, R.A.B.I Regional Manager for the South West, said:“This was a great opportunity to get the Somerset farming community together for something positive, highlighting what’s best about British beef while raising awareness of the support R.A.B.I can offer.”