12/03/2019

Alan and Rebecca’s story: Reliant on foodbanks

Alan, a farmworker, contacted R.A.B.I when his wife suffered a stroke at just 44. R.A.B.I gave the family £1,500 towards household expenses and liaised with Social […]
27/02/2019

Olive’s story: Having nothing to fall back on

Olive and her husband John were tenant arable farmers, who worked side by side for more than 30 years to make a living for themselves from […]
08/01/2019
A leaf hovering over an outstretched hand

David's story: How a grant helped after hospitalisation and TB shutdown

Things took a turn for the worse for beef farmer David, who was hospitalised while his farm was shut down with TB. The bank stopped several […]
17/12/2018
Robyn holding a bag over her shoulder

‘My illness is a lot like farming, it comes with daily challenges’

Twenty-year-old Robyn Hogg (pictured) grew up on her parents’ 260-hectare arable farm in Cramlington, Northumberland. She is currently studying at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester […]
07/12/2018
Kay sat with the contents of a Christmas hamper. This includes bottles of wine, turkish delight, and tinned food.

Kay’s story: How a simple hamper shows someone cares

Kay Lea is one of around 700 people who receive a Christmas hamper, full of store-cupboard essentials and festive treats. Christmas this year will be particularly […]
12/10/2018
Chris Taylor

Changing Lives – Chris’s Story

Chris Taylor spent his working life on farms. However, in retirement he found himself with nowhere to live and no money to improve his situation. He […]
28/09/2018
Jo standing in front of a HGV

‘Having a HGV licence widens my horizons’

Jo Brazington’s personal circumstances changed markedly following the breakdown of her marriage. It left her facing many uncertainties, including how she was going to earn a […]
04/09/2018
Joanna, Julia, David and Tracey Grigg

Changing Lives – David and Tracey’s Story

David and Tracey Grigg’s world fell apart when their daughter, Julia, became seriously ill. Tracey gave up work to stay in hospital and care for her. […]
31/07/2018

Changing lives – John’s story

Illness forced John to give up work in 2004 after farming all his life. John worked on his family farm in Yorkshire from a young age. […]
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