“How lovely to have this thank you email from Nick and Claire at Frogmary Green Farm following our sponsorship of their Great British Beef dinner. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with amazing food as always. At Stokes Partners we’re really proud to be part of the rural community and it’s a pleasure to support an event like this. In fact it’s such a pleasure that we’ve already committed to doing it again next year! And doesn’t the photo show off our new banners beautifully!”
Kit O’Brien – Business Development Partner
For the fifth consecutive year, we hosted a Great British Beef Week dinner at Frogmary Green Farm to raise money for the RABI. As in previous years guests enjoyed a fantastic West Country meal from local suppliers, followed by speakers – James Orme – RABI Trustee and Kate Beavan.
Great British Beef Week is organised by Ladies in Beef, in partnership with farming welfare charity, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I). The aim of the campaign is to encourage the British public to celebrate the quality and versatility of British beef, particularly Red Tractor farm-assured beef.
The night raised £5,500.00 being made up from a raffle, a table flower raffle, an auction full of the usual banter and £1,000 match funding from Barclays.
Pam Wills, R.A.B.I. regional manager for the South West said: “The Somerset beef night gets better and better each year, and the support from Claire and nick and the team at Frogmary is fantastic. 125 guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal of roast beef, as one guest said it cuts like butter, expertly cooked by Susie Parry-Jones. Followed by a cheese cake with a Canadian theme. Guests were entertained by Rupert Cox as Master of Ceremonies, James Orme – RABI Vice President who informed every one of the invaluable work that the charity does to support the farming communities with some heartfelt examples of the help given to beneficiaries. It clearly emphasised the importance of the fund raising events such as the Beef Supper in supporting the charity’s work. Kate Beavan gave a passionate talk about her experiences on the TV and also the work she does for the RABI, talking about the importance within agriculture of speaking to others and having activities outside the farm. A lively auction with Justin Lowe as auctioneer was well supported and raised £2,000. This year the funds raised will go towards Nick’s cycling challenge which is supporting the RABI.”
Thank you very much for supporting the evening as main sponsor and thanks for your continued support for next year, without all the tremendous help we received, we would not have been able to raise so much money for RABI.
Nick & Claire”