Search

Series of events being planned to support farming charity

PUBLISHED: 15:40 05 April 2017

A series of fund-raising events to help a farming charity will be held in Norfolk in the coming weeks.

Norfolk raised £24,258 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), but the charity spent almost £100,000 on supporting 75 beneficiaries in the county.

Over the past 10 years, Norfolk’s fund-raising committee has raised more than £300,000 but the charity spends significantly more on helping people from across the farming industry in the county.

The Norfolk committee will welcome RABI’s chairman, Malcolm Thomas, and chief executive Paul Borrows, to Sir John White’s Salle estate, near Reepham, next month.

Yorkshire farmer Mr Thomas will meet fund-raisers and supporters from across the region during his two-day visit, which includes competing in a fun quiz on April 19 at East Tuddenham Village Hall.

Sally Mitchell, county RABI secretary, said that a highlight would be holding the annual cocktail party at the Norfolk showground on Monday, June 19. “This will be the 30th event that I’ve helped to organise,” she added.

Tickets will cost £20 and can be obtained through NFU group secretaries and committee members.

Since the event was first held in 1985, it has raised more than £153,000.

A new format for the charity golf day on May 15 at Bawburgh had already attracted sponsorship of almost £2,000 for prizes.

Entry costs £180 for teams of four, which includes a dinner and prize-giving, with start times from 12.30pm. Organiser John Purling said he would welcome more entries for the golf day.

And 20 teams of six from across Norfolk would be competing for farming’s quiz title of the year on April 19. Tickets cost £10 each, which includes a light supper.

A special breakfast to mark RABI’s “Welly Week” will be held at the Norfolk Showground on October 19. Details are available from sallymitchell@afiweb.net

Other news

Yesterday, 21:28

Just one KFC restaurant in the whole of Norfolk remained open today as the company continues to face chicken shortages.

Yesterday, 13:05

Fun with pancakes and friends was at the heart of a church event to celebrate Lent.

Yesterday, 12:21

Three secondary schools and a further education college have successfully secured a grant aimed at supporting pupils and encouraging them to take up engineering courses.

Yesterday, 12:20

A charity music day has raised hundreds of pounds for a military charity to help support children who have lost a parent serving in the forces.

Most Read

Yesterday, 21:28

Just one KFC restaurant in the whole of Norfolk remained open today as the company continues to face chicken shortages.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05

Fun with pancakes and friends was at the heart of a church event to celebrate Lent.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:21

Three secondary schools and a further education college have successfully secured a grant aimed at supporting pupils and encouraging them to take up engineering courses.

Read more
Peter Devonish
Yesterday, 12:20

A charity music day has raised hundreds of pounds for a military charity to help support children who have lost a parent serving in the forces.

Read more
Paul Sandford
Yesterday, 16:04

Staff plotting to help themselves to stock from a bankrupt shop, struggling firms viewed as money-making opportunities and a memo telling staff to let some customers “hang themselves”.

Read more
Norman Lamb

Most Commented

Yesterday, 21:28

Just one KFC restaurant in the whole of Norfolk remained open today as the company continues to face chicken shortages.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05

Fun with pancakes and friends was at the heart of a church event to celebrate Lent.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:21

Three secondary schools and a further education college have successfully secured a grant aimed at supporting pupils and encouraging them to take up engineering courses.

Read more
Peter Devonish
Yesterday, 12:20

A charity music day has raised hundreds of pounds for a military charity to help support children who have lost a parent serving in the forces.

Read more
Paul Sandford
Yesterday, 16:04

Staff plotting to help themselves to stock from a bankrupt shop, struggling firms viewed as money-making opportunities and a memo telling staff to let some customers “hang themselves”.

Read more
Norman Lamb

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter