Biddenden proud to support farming welfare charity

Biddenden Vineyards has been a long and loyal supporter of R.A.B.I for some years and this week we presented the charity with a cheque for £1,036.

The money has been raised from a combination of raffle prizes and kind donations mainly collected from those who have attended our free tours.

Sally Field, R.A.B.I regional manager for the South East, said: “Over the years, Biddenden Vineyards have been extremely supportive of R.A.B.I and they have made us their chosen charity for the past two years.”

Charles Tassell, Kent committee chairman, gratefully accepted the cheque from Julian Barnes, owner of Biddenden Vineyards.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, R.A.B.I, is a welfare charity which helps farming people in financial difficulty. Each year they support around 2,000 farming families and pay out around £2 million in grants. Support is offered in confidence to people of all ages, and includes one-off, emergency or regular payments, as well as the provision of essential household items and disability equipment. For working farmers R.A.B.I can also fund relief farm staff to help in a crisis, and training through their Gateway scheme. For retired and/or disabled people the charity can also pay towards care home and home-help costs, and run two residential homes in Suffolk and Somerset.

To find out more visit www.rabi.org.uk or call R.A.B.I’s confidential helpline 0300 303 7373. To book on one of our free tours and show your support for the R.A.B.I please call 01580 291726.

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