Dunmow young farmers raise funds

PUBLISHED: 17:22 28 March 2009 | UPDATED: 07:12 30 May 2010

Members of Dunmow Young Farmers hand over the cheque   Picture: SUBMITTED

Members of Dunmow Young Farmers hand over the cheque Picture: SUBMITTED

MEMBERS of Dunmow Young Farmers Club donated almost £200 to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) following a successful fundraising evening. The money was raised from an auction of items donated by local organisations, including a signed Che

MEMBERS of Dunmow Young Farmers Club donated almost £200 to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) following a successful fundraising evening.

The money was raised from an auction of items donated by local organisations, including a signed Chelsea football shirt.

Dunmow member Peter Wyld took the gavel as auctioneer during the course of the evening, while Kayliegh Mackness organised snacks and drinks to make it a great social occasion.

Acting chairman of Dunmow Young Farmers, Ann Windsor, said: "We are only a small club but we a very sociable group and enjoy raising money for local charities by holding all sorts of different events.

"In the past we have organised other fundraising events for local charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and Action Medical Support."

RABI representative Bob Archibald collected a giant cheque from club members.

He said: "RABI is farming's national charity and was originally formed by a group of Essex farmers in the mid 19th Century. The charity helps farmers, farm managers, agricultural workers and their dependents in times of crisis.

"The majority of RABI's beneficiaries are elderly and/or disabled and unless their circumstances change RABI cares for them for the rest of their lives.

"We are delighted that Dunmow Young Farmers have made a contribution to this cause."

If you would like to get involved in Dunmow Young Farmers contact Ms Windsor on 07812054151 or the Essex Young Farmers county office on 01371 859732 or via www.essexyoungfarmers.com

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