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The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Welly Week 2019

Our muddiest campaign returns this year from Saturday October 26 to Sunday November 3. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of us and what we do as well as funds to support our work in rural communities.
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Why support welly week?

Reacting to what the elements throw at you is all part of a farmers life, but extreme weather creates extreme challenges.

In July, the Yorkshire Dales were hit with flash floods and storms that caused devastation to farms. Many farmers were left picking up the pieces of their damaged property and faced the loss of livestock.

Regional manager Sally Conner and welfare officer John Basnett attended an event at the Leyburn Auction Market to let affected farmers know that help is available. Following this, weve been able to give £22k in grants to nine farmers and their families to cover the cost of domestic bills while they get back on their feet.

We often find theres a time lag between someone suffering hardship and contacting us, said Malcolm Thomas, chairman. We expect to receive more calls to our helpline as a result of the bad weather during the coming months.

Storms may disappear as quickly as they arrive but the devastating impact on those farming families affected can be long-lasting.

Get involved

You can help us raise funds for the farming community by organising a welly themed event. Host a welly-wanging competition, get creative with a scary welly Halloween party, or go for a welly walk. Get in touch with our fundraising team for more ideas at info@rabi.org.uk

Whether youre in the office or squelching through the mud on the farm, we want you to help spread the word. Take some stylish photos of you in your wellies and share them on social media using #wellyweek2019. Dont to forget to tag us using @rabicharity on Twitter and Instagram and @rabicharity1 on Facebook.

About the charity

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is farming’s oldest charity working across England and Wales. Our aim is that no-one from the farming community should face adversity alone. We provide tailored advice, access to counselling, practical and financial support, and so much more.

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