8th July 2015

Firm sponsors Cream Tea event with R.A.B.I

RABI chequeThe Hampshire branch of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) held a Cream Tea on Monday 6th July, in glorious sunshine. Around 100 visitors enjoyed a tour of the 24-acre site, which is dedicated to growing English lavender in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.

Guests enjoyed a farm tour kindly hosted by Tim and Simon Butler and followed by a delicious cream tea, with homemade cakes and scones freshly baked by members of the R.A.B.I committee.

Sally Field, R.A.B.I Regional Manager for the South East England said: “It was a fantastic afternoon, thank you to everyone who helped and supported us on the day. The money raised will make a big difference to those who really need our help.”

Clare Ridout, Solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Probate team in Petersfield said: “As a firm, we are delighted to be involved with R.A.B.I and the work that they do. Farming can be very unpredictable, but R.A.B.I helps so many farming families.”

R.A.B.I is a welfare charity which helps farmers and farmworkers of all ages, giving out grants and assisting where possible. R.A.B.I. also runs two residential homes for elderly members of the farming community. Much of the funding comes from public donations, events arranged by county committees and support from businesses and community groups.  Last year, R.A.B.I gave out more than £33,500 to those in need in Hampshire alone.