Fundraising breakfast will help farmers
AN annual fundraising breakfast for an agricultural community charity is all the more important this year as farmers have been unable to plant because of a wet autumn.
Many farmers have not been able to drill because of the weather, meaning they will struggle to get by in the next year.
Sally Conner, of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, which organises an annual charity breakfast at Sam Turner’s, near Piercebridge, said she expected more people to be in need of their help and the charity hoped to match, or even beat, the £1,500 raised during last year’s event.
The event was supported by H&H Land and Estates, Addison’s Chartered Surveyors, Vicker and Barras Chartered Surveyors, Latimer Hinks
Solicitors, Carrs Billington, NFU Mutual and Farm Stay UK.
Ms Conner said: “These organisations are really important to us, not only for the fundraising but also for helping to make people aware of RABI.”
She added that social aspect of the breakfast is as important as the cash it raises.