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FBCMB sponsors fundraiser for agricultural charity
07 Aug 2018

A special afternoon featuring high tea, live music and a promise auction at a Shropshire farm is set to harvest donations for an agricultural charity next month.

The Sparkling High Tea event at Brand Hall Farm, Norton in Hales, near Market Drayton, on September 9 will raise funds for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I), which offers financial support to farming people of all ages who are facing hardship. 

Last year, the charity gave out £61,463 in grants to support farming people and families in Shropshire.

The High Tea is being hosted by kind permission of Peter Eardley and his wife Jane Hughes, who is a consultant to law firm FBC Manby Bowdler that is sponsoring the event. 

She works with the firm’s Agricultural & Rural Services Team, which is based in the Shrewsbury office.

Jane said: “Working with clients across the agricultural sector, we are acutely aware of the issues that can be faced and the work that R.A.B.I does.

“The support of R.A.B.I can be invaluable to farming families in need and I am delighted that we are able to host the High Tea. It promises to be a great event and we are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible to the High Tea.”

The event starts at 6pm and promises on offer in the auction include a glamping trip, a Landrover off road experience and a day’s salmon or trout fishing. Tickets can be purchased from R.A.B.I Regional Manager Kate Jones on 07876 492839.

For more information about the work of the charity, go to