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R.A.B.I dinner raises £10,000

Blair Gulland joined the Kent division of The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) at Frasers Barn, in Egerton, earlier this year to celebrate Great British Beef Week and to raise money for the charity.

“Over 200 were in attendance and we enjoyed a glorious roast dinner with food sourced from local producers,” explained Blair, Chairman of Gullands.  “The beef joints were carved at the tables and I was privileged enough to don a chef’s hat and apron and do the honours for our table.”

The event, which gained sponsorship from Gullands, also included a raffle and a silent auction to raise funds for R.A.B.I who provide support to the farming community through welfare advice, practical care and financial support for those in need.

Tim Piper, event organiser, commented: “The dinner was a great success, with virtually all the food being produced in Kent. Representatives from Kent Young Farmers’ Clubs volunteered as waiting on staff to ensure that more money could go back to the charity.  Overall we raised an incredible £10,000.  As well as the auction, we received donations from several local companies and I would like to thank Gullands for their generosity and support.”