Scottish rural charity RSABI, has been awarded with a generous donation from a group of farmers in Easter Ross.
A dinner and auction held by the Easter Ross Farmers Club (ERFC) raised an impressive £2,500 for RSABI. Over the last four years, the club has held an auction and raffle at their AGM and dinner to raise money for local charities and so far, the ERFC have raised over £10,000 for worthy causes.
With 60 members in attendance, auction prizes included a couple of 600kg bags of fertiliser, Nitrogen sensing over 20ac, and a range of contracting services.
ERFC was established in 1811 and currently has around 70 members. They run an annual educational excursion to other farming enterprises, as well as and diversification schemes, which they hope will interest and inspire members. They are a social establishment and also host on farm BBQs, as well and ‘Pie and Pint’ nights with guest speakersRural #Charity @RSABI Receives Generous Donation from #Farmers Club | More Here Click To Tweet
RSABI is a unique Scottish charity providing financial assistance and support to people in Scottish agriculture. In recent years, they have seen an increase in the number of working farmers and their families seeking support. The farming and crofting industries are facing an uncertain and challenging future, and RSABI believe that the need for their support services is only going to increase.
RSABI support services include a helpline and visits by a case officer or volunteer, who will listen, explain and support the person in need confidentially and without judgment. RSABI review at the options available, and empower and support the client to get the outcome that they want.
Dave Gill, Chairman of Easter Ross Farmers Club had the following to say about the money raised:
“We were delighted to donate the funds raised from our AGM dinner to RSABI. CEO Nina Clancy has been kind enough to speak at one of our functions in the past, and highlighted some of the fantastic work RSABI do within the agricultural industry, so we were keen to support the charity and what they do.”
Nina Clancy, CEO of RSABI, added:
“I am delighted to receive this donation on behalf of RSABI. Thank you to all the farmers in Easter Ross Farmers Club, we very much appreciate the support. Our services are in demand now more than ever as agriculture has been particularly hit by hard time, and faces a very uncertain future for some. Rest assured it will be put to good use.”