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Quiz and fashion show aid farm charity
8:00am Sunday 6th October 2013 in News
A FASHION show and a quiz evening are being staged in Romsey to raise cash for an agricultural charity.
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, founded in 1860 to support farming families financially, will benefit from the Travelling Trends Fashion Show at the Crosfield Hall on Friday, October 18, at 7.30pm.
Advanced tickets for the event, which will include the latest high street fashions, cost £7.
The Hampshire committee of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is behind the fun quiz night at the Crosfield Hall on November 9, from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10, to include a fish and chip supper.
Sue Francis, a committee member of the Hampshire branch, said: “The institution helps working farming families on low incomes and the retired from a farming background with little or no savings and the organisation helps in various ways according to the need.
“This includes regular financial help for the elderly and disabled, one-off grants for essential domestic expenses and disability equipment, benefits advice and help with applications and help with care home fees.”
Sue pointed out that 2012’s extreme weather had affected many farmers across the UK.
“This has led to a dramatic rise in the number of people contacting us, particularly working farmers, with 2012 being the second-wettest summer since records began.
“In the first six months of 2013, RABI paid out £212,000 to 121 more people than it did in 2012. In 2012, within Hampshire, RABI helped 29 beneficiaries and spent over £35,000 and most of the work is funded by public donations and events arranged by the county committees.”
Tickets for both events can be obtained from Jane Gould, on 07936 845523.
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