Huw Irranca-Davies, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, visited the R.A.B.I stand at the Royal Welsh Show to talk about rural isolation and loneliness.
The minster discussed what the Welsh Government can do to help tackle loneliness and isolation in farming and rural communities across Wales, as part of its forthcoming strategy on the issue.
Other visitors to the stand included R.A.B.I chairman Malcolm Thomas and fundraiser Anwen Davies, who raised £846 with a 21 mile walk in honour of her grandmother. Reverend Michelle Bailey, a Brecon & Radnor committee member, also stopped by the stand to record her contribution for the Radio Wales programme “All Things Considered”.
Committee members held a daily hamper raffle at the show, which raised £854. Each hamper was filled with local produce from the volunteers’ counties.
Many organisations invited R.A.B.I to their events to show their support for the charity, including NFU Cymru, Wales YFC, the FUW, JCP Solicitors, and Agri Advisor.