Surveyors raise funds for flood-hit farmers
Thank you to the Midlands branch of surveyors RECAP Ltd, which donated £2,000 to R.A.B.I. to help support farmers in the South and South West who have been affected by flooding.

Pictured is Nick Hansen, chairman, who also runs the Ashbourne branch of Bagshaws, presenting a cheque to R.A.B.I. regional manager Milly Wastie at a meeting in March.

Hill farmers raise funds for others in need
Great news from the High Peak! Hill farmers have given £2,274 to charity, including £840 to R.A.B.I..

Derbyshire chairman Angela Sargent collected a cheque from members of the High Peak Livestock Society in March.

Thank you very much to members for helping us to help farming families in difficult times.

Derbyshire chairman Angela Sargent (right) is pictured with High Peak Livestock Society members, left to right G. Hinds, A.W. Sneddon, S. Edge, R. Walker and G. Mallinson.

Tissington spring party

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire R.A.B.I. committees are joining together to host a Spring Party at Tissington Hall on Tuesday 20 May.

Held by kind permisison of Sir Richard and Lady FitzHerbert, light refreshments and entertainment from Buxton YFC are included in the ticket price of £20.

For more information and tickets call Margaret Baile on 07747 337004 or Milly Wastie on 07525 323450.

Quiz night

Scarsdale Vets are holding another of their popular quiz nights at their Pride Park Veterinary Centre in Derby on Thursday 3 April to raise money for R.A.B.I..

Teams of four are invited to take part and tickets cost £5 per person, to include a pie supper.

To enter call 01332 294929 or email 

Please note the change of date.

Sheep Dog Trials donation

Thank you to the organisers of the Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials in Derbyshire who have donated £100 to R.A.B.I. following their successful 2013 event.

The trials claim to be the oldest continuous trials in the country and have been run from 1898 to the present day, interrupted only by the two world wars.

The 2014 trials will be held from 28 – 30 August.

Photo: John Elliott working his dog.

Trail Riders Fellowship

The East Midlands branch of the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF) based in Derbyshire donated £1,741 to R.A.B.I. in February.

The money was raised by the group’s 70-plus members from their Kevin

Brinklow memorial ride to promote responsible bike riding across farm and fell land.

Member and farmer Steve Hough encouraged the group to make the donation to R.A.B.I..

He explained: “R.A.B.I. helps to support farmers, farm workers and their families in times of crisis. By supporting the charity we want to thank the farmers who allow us to ride across their land and at the same time improve the profile of our group and promote the responsible ethos we have.”

Photo: TRF member Steve Hough presents a cheque to regional manager Milly Wastie


Derbyshire Trail Riders

The East Midlands branch of the Trail Riders fellowship (TRF) based in Derbyshire, donated £1741.00 to farming charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.) this week following a bad spate of publicity surrounding off road biking activities.

The group, made up of 70 – 100 biking enthusiasts, decided to donate the proceeds of the Kevin Brinklow memorial ride, nicknamed the mine pie run, towards R.A.B.I. to forge better links with the farming community and open new avenues for responsible bike riding across farm and fell land.

Farmer Steve Hough, a member of the TRF encouraged the group to choose R.A.B.I. as the charity to benefit from the donation, as it is a charity close to his heart. Steve commented ‘The R.A.B.I. helps to support farmers, farm workers and their families in times of crisis’. ‘I could see that by supporting this charity we could give thanks to the farmers who allow us to ride across their land and improve the profile of our group and the responsible ethos we have’.

The late Kevin Brinklow

Steve Hough presenting a cheque to Milly Wastie

Turndith & Windley Show

January 2014

The Turnditch and Windley Show committee have donated £750 from the proceeds of the 2013 event to R.A.B.I.. Pictured here is Michael Halls and Malcolm Sutton presenting Derbyshire R.A.B.I. chairman Angela Sargent (right) with the donation. The R.A.B.I. committee has also been invited to take a stand at the 2014 show which takes place on Saturday 6 September.

Michal Hall and Malcolm Sutton presenting a cheque to Angela Sargent

Scarsdale Vets Quiz Night

January 2014

Thank you to Scarsdale farm vets who once again supported R.A.B.I. at their regular quiz nights at their Pride Park practice in Derby. R.A.B.I. county committee chairman Angela Sargent had a team and was delighted when her team won and even happier to receive a donation to R.A.B.I. of £368. The next quiz is at the practice on Thursday 10 April.




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