RABI launch ‘Let’s Picnic’ fundraising initiative

After months of restrictions on events and social activities, RABI is inviting people to enjoy the great outdoors and support British farmers with its new Let’s Picnic fundraising initiative.

 

Izzy Shaw, programme manager at RABI explains, “After the past year, we wanted to introduce a really simple fundraising activity that anyone could get involved with. Let’s Picnic is a fantastic way to celebrate the amazing food and drink produced by British farmers while socialising safely with friends and family in line with current guidelines.

“We’re encouraging people to explore their natural surroundings, or simply have a picnic at home, while raising money to support our farming people. Let’s Picnic is the perfect summer pick me up that everyone needs right now.”

RABI’s regional managers and county committees are organising events in their local areas during the summer months, details of these can be found on RABI’s local social media channels. Alternatively, anyone can choose to host their own picnic and make a suggested donation of £5 through RABI’s Just Giving page.

RABI like many other charities has been impacted by the pandemic. However, through innovative virtual events, RABI’s supporters have continued to raise awareness of the charity’s important work and raise funds.

“Our county committees and volunteers have been brilliant throughout the pandemic. Despite the challenges, through their efforts RABI achieved a voluntary income of £1.2m in 2020, which is an incredible achievement.

“We hope that through Let’s Picnic, we can begin to resume some normal activities by following the latest government advice. This would certainly be a positive step towards reaching previous levels of support,” says Izzy.

Take part in Let’s Picnic: Support farming people by making a suggested donation of £5 when you host you own picnic – The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution – JustGiving

For more information about regional events or to set up your own event please email: fundraising@rabi.org.uk

 

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