Wellies were essential at a very muddy Cereals, held this year at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire. R.A.B.I was the show charity for the fourth time running and received £1,786.21 from the exit collection.
Cereals is the UK’s leading arable industry event, attracting thousands of farmers, agronomists, and industry professionals. Despite 42mm of rain the night before the two-day event, visitors were not deterred.
A number of businesses showed their support for R.A.B.I at the show by displaying boards and keeping literature and collecting tins on their stands. Suzy Deeley, corporate development manager, said: “We saw many friendly faces of people who fundraise for us, as well as meeting new supporters.”
Farmers and Mercantile served breakfast on the first day to raise funds and it was all hands on deck as visitors were eager for something to warm them up.
In the evening after the first day, Club Hectare hosted a hog and beef roast at Harmston Memorial Hall, which raised more than £3,000. As well as serving good food, they held an auction and a raffle.
The auction alone raised £1,610. Prizes included Wembley tickets for the England verses Bulgaria match, tickets to the Six Nations 2020, and a tour of the Fendt Factory, with a two night stay in Frankfurt.
Suzy added: “Thank you to Comexposium for choosing R.A.B.I as show charity and providing a stand free of charge in a great location. We collected a fantastic amount due to the generosity of those attending the show.”
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