Double Cause for Celebration for Farming Couple
Andrew and Milly at an R.A.B.I. event earlier this year.
R.A.B.I. regional manager Milly Wastie had cause for double celebration when her future husband presented a cheque for £1,600 to support the charity.
Northamptonshire farmer Andrew Fyfe gave the donation to Milly in September to help the charity’s work in providing welfare grants for farming people in financial difficulty.
The money was raised at Rugby Primestock Society’s 2013 Christmas show and dinner – the society’s fortieth – of which Andrew was chairman.
Milly said: “It’s wonderful to have such strong support from Rugby Primestock Society. We’re incredibly grateful for their generous donation.”
Milly and Andrew plan to marry next year!
Cream Tea at The Hall
Gillian Cockburn, Helen Moore, Shirley Taylor, Hettie McCurdie and Lucy Taylor.
Warwickshire committee held a fantastic cream tea event on 10 August at Wren Hall in Wroxall. Despite the rain and showers a good attendance raised just under £250 for R.A.B.I. Thanks go to our wonderful volunteers who are pictured above!
Rugby Primestock Society Donation
Former chairman of the Rugby Primestock Society, Andrew Fyfe, with the cheque for R.A.B.I.
Rugby Primestock Society has donated a huge £1,600 to R.A.B.I. from the proceeds of the 2013 Christmas show and dinner as well as donations from the Produce Classes. R.A.B.I. regional manager Milly Wastie’s fiancé, Andrew Fyfe, was the chairman of the 2013 show and he presented the cheque to Milly at their farm in September.
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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