Northamptonshire farmer and Hunt master Claire Bonner organised the collection at the Grafton hunt’s recent Potterspury meeting.
The cash collected will be given to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) which is working to support agricultural businesses in the south west of England.
The donation will help to fund food vouchers, replacement white goods and replacement heating oil which are in short supply for flood affected families.
R.A.B.I regional manager Milly Wastie commented that ‘It is thanks to the generosity of likeminded individuals who recognise the despair that those in the South West are currently facing, that R.A.B.I is able to distribute grant funding and practical assistance’.
‘R.A.B.I is farming’s national charity and provides emergency, short term and long term support to farmers, farm workers and their family members and will continue its work long after the TV cameras have left the Somerset Levels’.
For more information on how to donate and to find out more about the fantastic support R.A.B.I provide to the farming community please visit the R.A.B.I website (link) or go direct to the R.A.B.I Just Giving webpage if you would like to give a donation – https://www.justgiving.com/rabi/