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Nottinghamshire RABI Charity clay shoot raises £750 for farming families facing a crisis

Despite the inclement weather, supporters came to have a round of clays with the top gun named as Mr Henry Helliwell with 42 clays from a 50 bird day.

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The clay shoot in action

Thanks to the generous support of ADAS, B&B tractors, Bowring transport and Copper Beeches shooting ground the Nottinghamshire branch of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution hosted a charity clay shoot at Whaley nr Langwith by kind permission of Mr I Longden.

Despite the inclement weather, supporters came to have a round of clays with the top gun named as Mr Henry Helliwell with 42 clays from a 50 bird day. With proceeds from the shoot as well as a raffle, the event raised over £750 for R.A.B.I. Commented on the success of the shoot was committee chairman and local farmer Robert Bower who said ‘ I would like to thank everyone who came and supported us including our sponsors and

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Chairman Rob Bower with his new border terrier puppy Molly

host as without you we couldn’t organise such fun and dynamic event’. ‘ R.A.B.I. relies on voluntary donations to be able to provide help and support to members of the farming community in times of crisis’. ‘You never know when you might need their help’.

Last year R.A.B.I. distributed over £2.2 million pounds to approx. 1,600 farmers, farmer workers and their families during times of need, hardship and distress. In Nottinghamshire, farmers received nearly £12,000 in support to help through a crisis, with the provision of replacement white goods, mobility equipment and home help as well as help with claiming state benefits and entitlements.

R.A.B.I. continues to provide a confidential and practical service to those who need it most, helping people to stay within farming or helping them to retire with dignity. The confidential helpline is: 0300 3037373 should you want to talk or refer somebody who might be in need. More information can be found at www.rabi.org.uk and for local information and events please contact R.A.B.I. regional manager Milly Wastie on: 07525 323450 or email milly.wastie@rabi.org.uk

The next fundraising event is a Spring party at Tissington Hall, Tissington, Derbyshire on Tuesday 20th May by kind permission of Sir Richard and Lady FitzHerbert

 

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