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My name is Steve Smith. My brother and I were farmers in Lincolnshire and have been supported by R.A.B.I when we were in great need. I would like to do my bit to give back to this worthy cause and so I have set about to organise a 24 hr ploughathon to help raise money. I have secured a tractor, some land and a team of people to help me see through the challenge and any help, support or sponsorship would be gratefully received.

I have worked hard to put sponsorship forms out locally amongst my community and plan to hold a presentation evening following the challenge to raise awareness of what RABI does and how they have supported me. My page will be updated regularly with how plans unfold and when the presentation will be.

You never know when you might need to call upon R.A.B.I however when I became ill and could no longer work, they were really there to help support me through and give me the quality of life I have worked hard to keep. Please do all that you can to support farmers, farm workers and their families.

The RABI website is and you can contact Milly Wastie the RABI East Midlands regional manager on 07525 323450 or email

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Updates 4

A big thank you to Charles Jackson for the use of a tractor and land for Steve to be able to complete his challenge

03/09/13 17:33

Good news everyone! Steve completed his challenge between 9am on Sat 31st Aug and Sunday 1st Sept at 9am. He covered approx. 34 acres and the going was really hard with lumps of soil the size of footballs to plough through. A huge thank you for all your support!

03/09/13 17:10

Steve will host a presentation evening for RABI on Thursday 19th September, 7pm at the Nags Head, Market Rasen. A raffle and cheque presentation will take place and support from the farming community, members of press and agricultural companies are very welcome

28/08/13 17:00

Steve will take part in the 24hr plough this coming weekend. Listen up to BBC Lincoln on Friday at 10.30 and also coverage in the Rasen Mail. Thanks to all the support so far

28/08/13 16:58

Raising money for

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Charity Registration No. 208858

R.A.B.I is a grant-making charity which helps farming people of all ages if they are in financial difficulty. Support is confidential and includes one-off or regular payments, funding for things like essential household items, disability equipment, relief farm staff, home-help and care costs.

Donations 8


Great effort Steve. Wishing you all the best from everyone at P and B.

Donation by Peacock and Binnington on 16/09/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done, Steve. Charles told me all about your effort. Brilliant

Donation by Susan Chambers on 09/09/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Steve, I read it in the rasen mail, first thing I thought I have a plough you can use if you wear Charles out with it being so hard!!

Donation by Andrew Lyle on 09/09/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Steve,

Donation by Steve Roberts on 06/09/13


well done Steve hope all goes well on presentation night

Donation by Rita Davidson on 04/09/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

well done Steve

Donation by Glenn Davidson on 03/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Paul JJR good luck

Donation by Anonymous on 31/08/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Graham Roberts on 29/08/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£260.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£260.00
  • Gift Aid£62.50

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