Success for Leicestershire Charity Fundraisers at Langley Priory R.A.B.I
Thanks to the support of local firms AR Demolition, Barclays bank and Brown and Co. (Melton Mowbray), the Leicestershire branch of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I. ) hosted a Summer party at Langley Priory, Diseworth, which raised over £3,000 to support local farming families in need.
The event was hosted by Tim and Teri-Lee Wagstaff who kindly opened their garden gates to allow R.A.B.I. supporters to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Langley Priory on a dry Summers evening. The event included food and drink, lawn games and a jazz band serenaded guests whilst they whiled away the evening. An auction and raffle took place with lots including an opera trip to London, a horse and carriage ride and a flight in a light aircraft.
Commenting on the success of the evening, Veronica Sutton the Leicestershire R.A.B.I. chairman said “We are so very grateful to the wonderful hospitality of the Wagstaff family and to all that supported us on the evening”. ‘Thanks to our sponsors, Barclays match funding and the generosity of those who came along we were able to raise £3,250 for R.A.B.I.”
R.A.B.I. is farming’s national charity however funds raised locally are distributed to support local farming families in need.
R.A.B.I. regional manager Milly Wastie commented “In Leicestershire for example R.A.B.I. gave over £30,000 in grants to those in need during 2013’ ‘This could be through the provision of food vouchers, mobility equipment or paying for a relief farm worker whilst somebody recovers in hospital’. ‘R.A.B.I. tailors its support to individual’s needs and always treats its work in confidence”.
To find out more about the work of R.A.B.I. and fundraising events locally please contact East Midlands regional manager Milly Wastie on: 07525 323450 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively click onto the R.A.B.I. website www.rabi.org.uk