Volunteers from RABI will be on hand at this year’s Brecon Show to spread the word about the farming charity’s work.

Members of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution’s Brecon & Radnor committee will be present at the Brecon Show thanks to Bryan Hammatt, of Welsh Farm Supplies, who has paid for the pitch on behalf of the charity. RABI was formed in 1860 and gives out grants of around £2m per year to farming people in financial need.

The hardworking Brecon & Radnor committee was awarded the Bryn Davies Bowl at RABI’s annual AGM/awards ceremony in May, for making the ‘greatest contribution’ to the charity in Wales in 2015. Last year, RABI helped around 200 families across Wales and grants of £34,000 were paid out in Brecon & Radnor alone. The Bryn Davies Bowl will be on display at RABI’s marquee at the Brecon Show.

Elaine Stephens, chair of RABI’s Brecon & Radnor committee, said: “We are extremely grateful to Bryan Hammatt for enabling us to have a presence at our county show. These are very challenging times for farming families and we greatly appreciate the help that people and rural businesses provide. We urge people in financial hardship not to suffer in silence, but to talk to RABI’s welfare team in complete confidence.”

Brecon Show is held on the first Saturday in August at the showground at Watton and regularly attracts more than 20 trade stands and around 10,000 people.

Bryan Hammatt of Welsh Farm Supplies said: “It is a pleasure to support RABI. Spreading the word or raising funds by way of collection tins at rural shows will hopefully contribute towards the work of this amazing charity, which assists farming people of all ages, without prejudice or judgement.”

If you, are someone you know in farming needs RABI’s help call the confidential helpline 0808 281 9490.