More than 150 guests joined the Worcestershire committee for a dinner dance at the county cricket club, raising £14,500.
The annual event won the Hunter Farm Cup at R.A.B.I’s 2018 awards ceremony. The prize is given to the person or committee who organised a regular event, which raised the most money or awareness.
Funds were raised through a promise auction, led by Clive Roads, which generated £2,333 and through donations from a number of organisations. Roland Strawn of the Halesowen and Hayley Farmers Club presented £250 from a breakfast event and Paul Fardon of Pershore NFU donated £1,000 from a clay shoot and memorial ploughing event.
Around £7,770 was donated by committee member Steve Morris, who ran 70 miles to celebrate his 70th birthday.
Kate Jones, regional manager for the West Midlands, said: “I’d like to thank Jane for sharing her story. I was so moved that I could hardly speak.
“I’d also like to thank David Hughes, of Barclays, for match-funding £1,000 for the promise auction.”
Pictured at the top of the page are Steve Morris and Malcolm Thomas. On the right are Malcolm Thomas and Jane King.
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