Step into fund-raising for farmers in charity’s national Welly Week

A charity is giving fund-raising some welly to help out hard-pressed farmers.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is staging Welly Week from Saturday to highlight its work, as well as support the farming community.

People are invited to come up with boot-based fund-raising ideas, such as welly discos, sky dives and tractor pulls, or organise ‘wellies to work’ days.

Funds raised from the various events will support farmers facing financial hardship.

RABI corporate development manager Suzy Deeley said: “With falling prices across various sectors, it has been a tough year for many in the farming world.

“Welly Week is a chance for the public to show solidarity with British farmers, be that on a farm, in an office, or down the pub.”

Last year RABI gave out almost £2million in grants, including more than £297,000 to working farmers.

The awareness week runs until November 8. Follow the campaign on Twitter using #wellyweek2015 at @RABIcharity. There is also a competition to win Gumleaf wellies and NEMi fleeces. Visit www.rabi.org.uk for more information.