For the second year running, R.A.B.I will be putting on a nativity play in the main auction ring at Thame Market – with all proceeds going to help people from the farming sector in financial hardship.
Last year’s event raised more than £700, with Bicester YFC members filling the starring roles of Mary and Joseph! There will also be carols galore on the night, with the market ring providing fantastic acoustics and a natural amphitheatre.
Reverend Jenny Edmans from the Bernwode Benefice will lead the event, which will also feature light-hearted readings and sketches, complimentary mulled wine and mince pies, an auction and a raffle.
Jenni Thompson, R.A.B.I regional manager for South Central, said: “Last year’s event was certainly the highlight of the year for me. It followed many months of hard work but it was wonderful to see farming people come together at Christmas time in true rural fashion, complete with tea towels and bailer twine! If this event doesn’t get you in the festive spirit, nothing will!”
Admission is free but there will be a collection on behalf of R.A.B.I. Jenni added: “I’d like to thank Thame Auction Market Limited for their continued support and urge people to come along. “Farmers, in our experience, do not readily seek charity but there is no shame in turning to us for help through the bad times. We receive incredible support from the farming sector because most who work in the industry understand its uncertainties.”