R.A.B.I is holding a harvest ball in October to raise money for farmers in financial hardship.
The ball will take place at the Pavilions at the Yorkshire Showground on Saturday October 13. Organised by R.A.B.I’s North Yorkshire committee, the event is being supported by Farmers & Mercantile, Barclays and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.
Sally Conner, R.A.B.I regional manager for the North East, said: “This year’s weather has caused issues for many people in farming, with the summer heatwave following on from a particularly cold and wet spring.
“The weather has made things much worse for those who were already struggling financially. “Now, we’re seeing people come to us for help because of fodder shortages, poor crop yields and cash flow problems. Farming is often an uncertain business, but this year it has been especially difficult for many people to plan ahead.”
The harvest ball at the Yorkshire Showground will give people an opportunity to let their hair down for an evening and forget their problems. A three-course meal will be served and music will be provided by Atlantic 45. An auction will also take place offering some wonderful packages including visits to top restaurants, spas, major sporting events and stately homes and gardens.
Sally Conner added: “We are absolutely delighted with the generosity and support that we have received from our sponsors and supporters. We hope people will come along to show their support for farmers in Yorkshire.”
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