Crowds flocked to a summer sheep shearing / charity auction event in the Anglesey village of Rhosgoch, which raised over £22,000 for three good causes.
The annual event is hugely popular and this month organisers presented proceeds of £22,836.79 to their three chosen organisations; R.A.B.I, Wales Air Ambulance and local secondary school Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones.
The Air Ambulance and R.A.B.I received £9,668.39 each, with £3,000 donated to the school to enable them to buy new computers. R.A.B.I chairman Malcolm Thomas and North Wales Regional Manager Heulen Cynfal attended the presentation at The Ring pub in Rhosgoch on behalf of R.A.B.I to accept the generous donation.
Heulen Cynfal said: “We’re extremely grateful for this donation which will go directly towards supporting farming families. Farmers, in our experience, do not want or readily seek charity. However, our message to them is ‘there is no shame in turning to R.A.B.I to help you through the bad times’.
During the evening, Malcom presented Anglesey committee member Heidi Williams (pictured right) with the R.A.B.I regional award for North Wales. Heidi was unable to collect her prize at the charity’s annual awards ceremony earlier this year. The recognition is given to the person from the region who has made a significant contribution in terms of raising funds and/or awareness for the charity.