Stowmarket Young Farmers supports St Elizabeth Hospice
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Stowmarket Young Farmers is set to donate cash it has raised this year to support the work of independent charity St Elizabeth Hospice.
More than 300 people attended a charity fundraising night held by the club at Roydon Hall at Creeting St Peter in May in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) in memory of former members of the club.
The event brought together all generations and raised £11,025.74, which was divided between the two charities.
Prizes on offer included a weekend in a luxury cottage in Aldeburgh and a night out in a Reliant Robin. The younger generation then finished the evening with a disco. Organisers would like to thank those who supported the event and donated auction prizes.
Since 2008 Stowmarket Young Farmers has donated more than £39,000 to worthy causes and aims to raise awareness of these charities in the local community.
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The hospice provides services free of charge, improving life for people living with a progressive illness. Its work is centred around individuals’ needs, providing specialist support wherever it is required. The services cost £9.1million a year to run, with almost three quarters of that figure coming from the local community. The charity relies on fundraising, donations and volunteers.
RABI is a grant-making charity providing care and support for farmers, farm workers, farm managers and their dependents. Many of those it supports are retired people who are struggling to get by on low incomes. The charity also helps people of any age in times of crisis and those who are disabled, ranging from young children to the elderly.
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Stowmarket Young Farmers, which is run by members for members, meets every Wednesday at the Limes in Needham Market, and often visits other places as part of the programme. To find out more information about the club, visit it on facebook at: /StowmarketYoungFarmers, twitter at: /Stowmarketyfc or contact this year’s chairwoman, Abi Taylor, on 07951652674