Farmers enjoy a full English to help raise cash for Royal Agricultural Benevolent Fund
By Lyndsay Oxley - Reporter
AN annual breakfast get-together saw dozens of farmers from across the dale tuck into a full English breakfast to help raise money for charity.
More than 80 guests showed up for the event at Sam Turner and Sons in Piercebridge last Tuesday (November 20) which was organised by farming charity, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).
Along with the sale of Christmas cards and calendars, the event raised about £500.
The charity’s regional manager for the North East, Sally Conner, said: “We started off doing one breakfast a year but it proved so popular that we have done two breakfasts for the last two years. It is completely sold out this morning. Sam Turner does an amazing breakfast.”
RABI is a welfare charity which gives financial help to farmers, farm workers and their families who find themselves in times of financial hardship through no fault of their own.
The event was sponsored by H&H Land and Property, NFU, Latimer Hinks, Ward Hadaway and Swinburne Maddison.
Ms Conner added: “Due to the bizarre weather we have had this year with a really bad winter and then the drought in the summer, all of the farmers are really going to struggle to feed their stock over the winter.
“We are expecting to be really busy. I would like to
thank everyone for their support.”