RSABI, Scotland’s agricultural benevolent fund, held a Cheese and Wine evening for local farmers and agricultural businesses at Duns Castle to raise awareness of the work of the charity.
One hundred guests attended and enjoyed delicious wine and canapés, along with a talk on the work of RSABI from Ashley Baird, development officer for the charity, and Dr Maurice Hankey, chief executive.
The evening was organised by Ashley’s Borders Committee, chaired by Andrew Wemyss of FBR, with the main aim of simply making people in the agricultural industry more aware of their benevolent fund.
An incredible list of auction lots was very kindly donated by a number of local businesses and individuals, and with the help of auctioneer George Forbes, raised almost £3,000.
A raffle on top of this brought the fundraising total to almost £4000, as well as 17 people signing up to become annual supporting members of RSABI.
Ashley and the Borders Committee would like to extend their many thanks to all who supported the evening, with a special thanks to Mr and Mrs Hay of Duns Castle for kindly hosting the event.
Further information on all RSABI regional events can be found on the RSABI website www.rsabi.org.uk.