R.A.B.I county committees have spent the summer putting the fun into ‘fundraising’, as they embarked on a packed itinerary of events across the North West to raise money for farming people in financial difficulty.
As well as attending many agricultural shows across the region, including the Great Yorkshire Show, the Royal Lancashire Show and the Skelton Show in Penrith, the committees and regional manager Georgina Lamb have been busy spreading the word for R.A.B.I.
On 23 August R.A.B.I West Yorkshire committee chairman, Tony Garside held a Family Fun Day in aid of the charity at his farm in Huddersfield and guests were treated to live music by the band, Evil Genius, tractor rides and trade stalls. The event raised more than £1,000 for R.A.B.I.
Meanwhile, R.A.B.I was chosen charity at the Allonby Ploughing Match held at Beech House Farm, Allonby, near Silloth and guests got to witness first-hand the ploughing rivalry between regional manager Georgina Lamb (right) and R.A.B.I trustee Nicki Quayle. The ploughing match raised £1,500 and was match funded by Barclays.
Earlier in June, a Cream Tea Campaign event held at the Bishop of Carlisle’s property in Keswick raised £150, and the annual Cheshire committee coach trip (pictured, above) travelled from Nantwich to Abbey Cwm Hir in mid Wales and raised a fabulous £400.