Charity Ball raises £11,000

Robert Rankin, Lorna McKay, Colin McKay (RSABI Supporter), Susie McKay, Andrew McKay (Lowmalzie Holsteins, RSABI Business Supporter), Jill Sloan (RSABI South West Development Officer) Drew Sloan, and Jean McKay (RSABI Supporter).
Robert Rankin, Lorna McKay, Colin McKay (RSABI Supporter), Susie McKay, Andrew McKay (Lowmalzie Holsteins, RSABI Business Supporter), Jill Sloan (RSABI South West Development Officer) Drew Sloan, and Jean McKay (RSABI Supporter).

A charity ball held in Wigtownshire recently raised over £11,000 for RSABI, the charity that works to support people in Scottish agriculture.

The sold-out event was hosted at the Green Valley Golf Academy in Castle Kennedy in fantastic weather conditions.

With drinks on arrival, the 155 guests were welcomed by music from the Wee Duff Orchestra, before taking their seats for dinner. Speaker Robbie Duncan from RSABI business supporter Quest Farm Services provided the evening entertainment, whilst Brian Vance from Craig Wilson Ltd, a corporate supporter of RSABI, handled the auction.

RSABI is a unique Scottish charity providing practical support and financial assistance to individuals and their families across the agricultural sector. In recent years, RSABI has seen an increase in the number of working farmers and their families seeking support. The farming and crofting industries are facing an uncertain and challenging future, and RSABI believe that the need for their support services is only going to increase.

RSABI support services include a helpline and visits by a case officer or volunteer, who will listen, explain and support the person in need confidentially and without judgment. RSABI review at the options available, and empower and support the client to get the ideal outcome for them.

RSABI South West Development Officer Jill Sloan had the following to say about the event: “Obviously we are delighted with the amount of money the RSABI charity ball managed to raise, and we hope everyone who attended had a wonderful evening. It was fantastic to see how well supported the event was by the rural community in Wigtownshire, and we’re grateful to everyone who supported in whatever way they could.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to hold more events like the charity ball across Dumfries and Galloway in the future, and we know that the money raised by events such as the Wigtownshire fundraiser will go to help many people in need across the agricultural community.”