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NFUS Dinner Raises Almost £4000 for Rural Charities

Article date: 
07 February 2017
News Article Number: 
25/17
NR25-17

Rural charities have benefited from almost £4000 raised at NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow on Monday 6 February 2017.

Following the dinner, guests gave donations, which were then split between rural charity RSABI and Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

Donations from dinner guests totalled £3912 and cheques were presented to John Kinnaird of RSABI and Katrina Barclay of RHET today. (Tuesday 7 February 2017).

John Kinnaird of RSABI commented: “I am delighted that NFUS has decided to support RSABI again this year. Demand for our services is increasing and NFU Scotland members are helping us to help those in real need.

“RSABI provides general support as well as financial assistance. Our helpline is available from 7am to 1pm, seven days a week. Call 0300 111 4166. If you know someone that needs help, put them in touch.”

Katrina Barclay of RHET thanked guests for their donations and said: “We, at RHET, are proud of the ongoing support from NFU Scotland members to enable us to continue to engage with pupils across Scotland to help improve their understanding of food, farming and the working countryside.

“We are fortunate to have the dedicated support from hundreds of volunteers from the farming community to offer visits to working farms and classroom talks all of which are free of charge to school children across Scotland.

“For us to secure our running costs, which are in excess of £180k each year, we rely on donations, sponsorship and grants of all sizes. Thank you again for this generous donation.”

Note to Editors

  • A photograph of the cheque presentation is available on request by emailing media@nfus.org.uk.

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Contact Ruth McClean on 0131 472 4006
 

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