Broughton and Ulverston NFU offices teamed up together to organise a summer ball in aid of RABI. The event was held at the end of June at the Villa in Levens.
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is a grant-making welfare charity that gives confidential help to farming people in financial difficulty. RABI helps working farmers and farm-workers who have suffered accidents or ill-health or whose livelihoods which are threatened by such things as bad weather or diseased animals. The evening was a great success, with great food, company and music which was played by a local band the Mustard Cutters. The event was kindly sponsored by Barclays, who do work very closely with RABI within the North West.
NFU Broughton group secretary Natalie Dennison who helped organise the event, said: “We had great support from local businesses such as Ulverston Meat Company, Aireys Butchers, Tynedale to name a few. We raised more than £2,000 for the charity and are very much looking forward to running a similar event next year.”
Pictured from left to right: Jackie Clegg, Malcolm Thomas, Pat Turnbull, Georgina Lamb, Julie Gillespie, Andrew Pye, Natalie Dennison and Chris James