Fundraising lunch set for family institution

AN INSTITUTION that supports farming families in Amber Valley that have fallen on hard times is hosting a fundraising Sunday lunch.

On Sunday, July 3, from 1pm, the Derbyshire branch of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is holding the event in a marquee at Alkmonton tractors, near Ashbourne.

Tickets are £15 for two courses, including wine. Children eat for £5, while those aged under five eat free.

To book tickets or offer support contact the RABI East Midlands regional officer, Milly Wastie, on 07525 323450 or via email at

Nick Adams, Derbyshire RABI chairman, said: “No-one knows what may lie ahead within our industry and I urge everyone who works or lives in the countryside to help support this event in any way they can.”