The farming community like everyone else has faced tough times recently, especially with the pandemic and spiraling costs. The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity across England and Wales, established in 1860 to offer guidance, financial support, and practical care to farming people of all ages. It offers confidential support to those currently working within agriculture and also those unable to work due to ill health, accident, or age. Support is tailored to individual needs and is accessed via a helpline.
RABI is continuing to develop and evolve as a grant-making charity. These grants help and support those in need within this community. They have recently developed a well-being platform online which is anonymous. This platform is available 24/7 to help support the vital farming community. In 2019 RABI launched a strategy with a clear vision of how to help going forward. For further information about this charity, you can visit their website https://rabi.org.uk/
To ensure the continued availability of this charity they need our help, if you can support them with a donation please either write a cheque payable to ‘Hornchurch PCC’, write on the back ‘Charity of Month RABI’ and deliver it to St Andrew’s Parish office and we will collate donations and send it to them at the end of the month.
Alternatively, you can donate directly to them via their website https://rabi.org.uk/donate/
If you have any charities to suggest, please email Charity of month or leave a note for me at the parish office.