They’re not necessarily known for being light on their feet, but every year farmers in Wiltshire hot step it to a fundraising ball to raise thousands of pounds for two charities close to their hearts.
The Wiltshire Farmers Ball is an established fixture on the county’s social calendar and this year’s event was held back in February at Dauntsey’s School in West Lavington.
Proceeds from the ball go to R.A.B.I and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and earlier this month Richard and Denise Plummer – members of the ball committee – handed over a cheque for £2,000 to R.A.B.I representative Daphne Glass.
Over the past 10 years, the Wiltshire Farmers Ball has raised more than £14,500 for R.A.B.I.
Jenni Thompson, R.A.B.I regional manager for South Central, said: “R.A.B.I gives out approximately £2m per year across England and Wales but nothing we do would be possible without our tremendous supporters. In Wiltshire last year, we gave out more than £52,700, which shows there are many families in desperate need of a helping hand.
“What’s great about the farming community is the way people support each other and it’s fantastic to see this reflected in successful annual events like the Wiltshire Farmers Ball.”