The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) continues to support farming people of all ages in the North West and across England and Wales.
A majority of the individuals and families helped are retired, or no longer working through ill health or disability. Nationally, in 2018, £359k was spent on winter fuel and Christmas grants; £198k on care home top-up fees and £332k on clearing domestic bills.
Increasingly, though, the charity helps working farming people with one-off emergency grants – and saw a 46% increase in payments to working farmers during 2018, with total expenditure of £438k.
R.A.B.I’s Regional Manager in the North West, Georgina Lamb, gave a presentation at a Farmhouse Breakfast event on Wednesday 27 February, at which she updated everyone about the charity’s work in the North West in 2018. She reported that the total expenditure in the region increased to over £190k. Within this, Cumbria received the greatest share with payments totalling £75k, more than a quarter of which was for working farming people.
If you’d like to help fundraise for R.A.B.I or would simply like to find out more about their work, please contact Georgina on 07917 114250 or email R2VvcmdpbmEubGFtYkByYWJpLm9yZy51aw==