NFUS Dinner Raises More Than £3,600 for Rural Charities

Rural charities have benefited from more than £3,600 raised at NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow on Thursday 8 February.

Following the dinner, donations given by guests were split between rural charities RSABI and Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET), with £1,819 to be presented to each charity today (Friday 9 February).

Ewan Pate, newly appointed Chairman of RSABI, said: “I am delighted that once again NFU Scotland has decided to support RSABI and we are grateful to all the dinner guests for their donations. Demand for our services is continuing to increase year on year and NFU Scotland members are helping us to help those in real need, including some of their own.  

“RSABI offers practical, emotional and financial support to those in agriculture including farmers, crofters and growers. These funds help ensure vital services like our helpline - 0300 111 4166 - is available from 7am to 1pm, seven days a week and if you know someone that needs help, please put them in touch.”

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

“We are fortunate to have the dedicated support from hundreds of volunteers from the agricultural community to offer visits to working farms and classroom talks, and donations like this allow us to keep services like this free of charge.”  


Contact Douglas Ross on 0131 472 4108

Author: Douglas Ross

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News Article No.: 25/18

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