Summer fun at whatton house for farming charity R.A.B.I
On a blustery Friday night in June, supporters of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution attended a fundraising Summer party at Whatton house near Loughborough by kind permission of Lord and Lady Crawshaw. During the evening, guests enjoyed food provided by Bouverie Lodge Farm, a jazz band headed up by Dr Chris Green and a guest speech and auction headed up by RABI national chairman – Julian Sayers.
Commenting on the evening’s success was Veronica Sutton, Leicestershire RABI committee member ‘ We are delighted that so many people could come along to support our county branch event’. ‘The great thing about the evening was that not only are we raising funds to support farming families who are in need within Leicestershire, we are also promoting the support services that R.A.B.I provides as although the charity is over 150 years old, not enough people are aware of just what it does’. During the evening RABI national chairman Julian Sayers promoted the ‘Just Ask’ campaign that had recently been launched to increase referral rates and encourage people to ‘Just Ask’ what RABI does either to help with fundraising or to help people to get in touch who might be in need.
The next RABI Leicestershire event will be an Auction preview evening with John Guildings auctioneers on 3rd October at Kelmarsh Hall. For more details on the work of RABI please contact East Midlands regional manager Milly Wastie on 07525 323450