An RWAS booze-free month raises £250 for the RABI

21 May 2014

A cheque for £250 was presented to Linda Jones, RABI Regional Manager Wales.

It was hard going, but both Steve Hughson and Aled Jones from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, were able to show tremendous will power and stay off the booze for a whole month to raise money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

In support of the Farmers Guardian’s 170th anniversary celebrations, the Chief Executive and Assistant Chief Executive of the largest agricultural society in Europe joined in with their February’s dryathlon, along with other farming industry leaders.

On taking on such a challenge, Steve said “Aled and I were keen to become involved in the Farmers Guardian booze-free February campaign, especially as it was raising funds for such a good cause. It was certainly a challenge, neither of us are teetotal, but we would like to thank everyone who sponsored us to raise £250 for the RABI. We were just grateful February was a short month.”

On receiving the cheque, Linda Jones, RABI Regional Manager Wales, said “I am really grateful to Steve and Aled for taking on this challenge. I’m sure it wasn’t easy for them after having a stressful day at the office and I really appreciate their effort. in supporting the R.A.B.I. in Wales.”

The RABI rely solely on charitable contributions which are then used to offer grants helping farming people of all ages if they are in financial difficulty.