|R.A.B.I - The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution - is a welfare charity which helps farming people in financial difficulty. Each year the charity assists around 1,500 farming families and, in addition to giving practical help and guidance, pays out around £2 million in grants.
Support is offered in confidence to people of all ages and includes one-off, emergency or regular payments, as well as the provision of essential household items and disability equipment. For working farmers R.A.B.I can also fund relief farm staff to help in a crisis. For retired and/or disabled people R.A.B.I can pay towards care home and home-help costs. The charity runs two residential homes of our own, Manson House in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and Beaufort House in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.
Welfare grants are funded by individual voluntary donations, money raised at events by volunteer fundraising committees around the country, business and community groups together with investment income.
To find out more visit www.rabi.org.uk or telephone 01865 724931.
For welfare assistance, call R.A.B.I\\\\'s confidential helpline 0808 281 9490.
\\\\"It is not easy to put into words that adequately express how much it meant to me when I received your letter regarding the grant I have been awarded... Never have I experienced so much concern and consideration for my well-being as that which has been offered by R.A.B.I. Thank you.\\\\"