More than 60 guests were invited to an exclusive tour of the Waddesdon Estate in the Aylesbury Vale. They raised a total of £855 through ticket sales, raffles, and donations.
The Waddesdon Estate is owned by Lord and Lady Rothschild and it has been in their family since 1874 when the impressive manor was built. The Rothschild family are keen admirers of art and have displayed stunning collections in the manor since it was established.
Estate manager Edward Parsons led guests on a tour of the grounds where they could admire the historic artwork and architecture. The tour continued through the farm, manor gardens and 2,000 oaks that were planted to celebrate the millennium.
Afterwards, guests returned to the grain store where they enjoyed a barbecue, with meat kindly donated by Boarstall Meats.
Jenni Green, R.A.B.I South Central regional manager, said: “It was wonderful to view the amazing Rothschild collections. Personal favourites of mine were the gorilla statues and a life-size horse and cart – known as Percival – which sits above fantastic views of the Buckinghamshire countryside. The estate is carefully managed, not just for today but also for the future. That’s an ethos we also try and take at R.A.B.I, which has been serving the farming community since 1860.”