The Manor house dates back to the 13th Century and is said to be the oldest continually inhabited house in Buckinghamshire. R.A.B.I trustee William Cumber attended and gave an update on the charity’s work.
R.A.B.I regional manager Jenni Thompson said: “We’re extremely grateful to Brian and Linda Lear for hosting this event and would like to thank all those people who came along to make it such a success. We’re also extremely grateful to Barclays for their match funding.
“There is a perception that all farmers are wealthy but this is not the case. Many in the industry are so close to the edge that when something out of the ordinary happens, it tips them over. Problems are often hidden and the reality of farming life is very different from what the public imagines.”
The event raised £1,700 and Barclays Bank generously agreed to provide match funding of £1,000.
Linda said: “We had a packed tent yet again, despite the heavens opening for a while. I baked around 200 scones, including cheese ones, with Heygates donating the scone mix. We had lots of cakes and quiche too, using eight litres of milk supplied by Lacey’s. My father-in-law celebrated his 92nd birthday at the event while a couple came to mark their first wedding anniversary.”