80 years of farming in one evening
Eathorpe village hall near Leamington Spa, was filled to capacity on 30 April for a talk by local history expert, Graham Robson. The speaker gave a comprehensive account of the changes he had witnessed in farming in the local area over his and his father’s lifetime, including evolving farming methods and machinery. The night was very informative and included a wonderful buffet provided by R.A.B.I committee member Rosie Reeve and helpers. The evening, including a raffle, raised over £1,000.
Admington horse ride
A charity horse ride at Admington in Warwickshire has raised over £900 for R.A.B.I. The nine mile cross country course, taking in the wonderful Warwickshire countryside, was organised by Sue and Tony Cooke and officiated by volunteers from the village. 240 horses and riders entered the ride which took place on 11 May.
Warwickshire Farmhouse Breakfast
A breakfast at the National Agricultural Centre in Warwickshire in Farmhouse Breakfast Week raised around £3,000 which will be split between R.A.B.I. and the Addington Fund.
Around 100 people tucked in to a hearty meal in the Jersey Pavilion in Stoneleigh courtesy of Farmers’ Fayre, Gold Top, UK Jerseys and D.A. Hobbins, and sponsorship from Brethertons Solicitors.
Acting regional manager Jen Parry said: “Special thanks go to Barclays for agreeing to match fund the event and to their eight members of staff who worked so hard on the day with Warwickshire committee members Gillian Cockburn and Lou Phiorns, and Sheila Cole and Laura Dickinson from Addington.”
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