14 June 2002

Spirits strong in community

THE launch of the RABI/FW Grant Scheme generated an unexpected response from several potential donors, explains RABI head of communications Jackie Newman.

"We really didnt anticipate a response from people wanting to make a donation – but the surprise makes it all the more rewarding," she says.

"Evidently, there is still a strong community spirit in farming, which sees generous individuals willing to share their prosperity with others who are in difficulty."

To handle calls from potential donors efficiently – and to encourage more to come forward and help extend the schemes outreach to more families in need – an additional telephone line has been made available. Anyone wishing to donate money can call 01865-724931 or visit the web-site at www.rabi.org.uk