Golfers from England and Wales took part in a charity golf day at Henlle Park to raise £2,400 for farmers in financial hardship.
The annual sporting fundraiser has been going for 10 years and is now firmly established on the regional golfing calendar. Twenty teams of four competed on the Oswestry course with ‘The Bettws Fore’ triumphing, taking away an impressive array of prizes that included a barbecue set, vouchers donated by Wynnstay and the R.A.B.I Shield. The friends from Bettws near Newtown narrowly saw off defending champions Rees Astley by one point, with the ‘Weapons of Grass Destruction’ in third spot.
Competitors came from far and wide, including R.A.B.I supporters from Berkshire. Team ‘Davies +1’ swept the board in the individual competitions, with Sandra Davies producing the longest drive for the ladies and nearest the pin prizes going to Denise Hazlewood and Dai Davies.
The golf day was organised by supporters of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I). The charity provides financial help to people in need of all ages, giving out around £2m per year in Wales and England. Members of R.A.B.I’s Shropshire committee gave up their time to cook and serve refreshments at the ninth hole, with produce donated by Moolson Coors and Wenlock Edge Farm Shop. Main sponsors of the event were Agri Advisor Legal LLP. Rhodri Jones, from the firm’s Welshpool office, attended on the day to present the winners with their awards.
Becky Davies, R.A.B.I regional manager for North Wales, said: “I’m delighted that we had another successful day and raised a sizeable sum of money. Agri Advisor is very much aware of the challenges faced by many farming families in today’s world and I’d personally like to thank them for supporting us once again. Fundraisers like this one really do help us to change lives in the farming sector for the better.”
For more information on the work of R.A.B.I head to their website.