Over 600 supporters packed into the Welshpool Livestock Centre last week to enjoy an evening of Christmas festivities organised by R.A.B.I’s Montgomeryshire committee in aid of farmers in need.
Returning by popular demand were the Radnor Twurzels, who performed some much loved Christmas favourites. However, being a fundraiser for farming charity R.A.B.I, they were also called upon to perform their version of Combine Harvester which went down a storm.
Compere for the evening was local personality Geraint Peate, who steered proceedings along with humour and wit. The Welshpool High School Band accompanied the community singing and ladies choir Trannon Valley Voices performed a repertoire of popular songs including You Raise Me Up. Cogiau Llanfair performed two melodious plygain Welsh carols. R.A.B.I chairman Malcolm Thomas also spoke about the charity’s work, which makes a genuine difference to the lives of families in hardship.
Linda Jones, R.A.B.I regional manager for Wales, said: “We are so grateful for the truly outstanding support we received. I’ve never seen so many people at this annual event and it was inspiring to see so many come together to support the farming community. I would like to thank the committee in Montgomeryshire for arranging this concert and the Welshpool Livestock Centre for hosting us.”
Gwyn Morris, chair of the Montgomeryshire R.A.B.I committee, added: “I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who attended as well as our wonderful guest artists. Hanratty & Co Solicitors, Newtown and Glyn Emberton & Co, Welshpool, financially supported us, the FUW prepared our concert programmes and the Livestock Centre arranged printing. We appreciate every bit of help given in support of a very worthy cause.”
Thank you to everyone who attended and made the event such a success, raising £1,200.