A 10th anniversary Sunday lunch was held at Crug Glâs near St David’s to mark the achievements of RABI’s Pembrokeshire ladies committee.

The lunch was well attended, with RABI chairman Malcolm Thomas MBE thanking all involved with the committee for their tireless efforts in fundraising and raising awareness of the charity’s work.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) supports farming people of all ages in financial difficulty.

RABI gives out grants of around £2 million each year in Wales and England and much of the funding comes from public donations and events organised by volunteers, businesses, community groups and fundraising staff, in addition to legacies and investment income.

Diners were entertained on arrival by harpist Leia Burge, before an impressive three-course lunch was served in the Cow Shed. Guest speaker Aled Rhys Jones, radio presenter and Nuffield farming scholar, gave a funny and amusing speech, much to the delight of all present.

RABI regional manager for Wales, Linda Jones, said: “I’d like to congratulate the Pembrokeshire Ladies for reaching this milestone. Their commitment and dedication over the past 10 years has helped us raise a significant amount of money for Pembrokeshire farming families experiencing hardship, often through no fault of their own.”

Emily Davies, chair of RABI’s Pembrokeshire committee, added: “All past and present county committee members deserve credit for their valuable work over the years, along with the people of Pembrokeshire who consistently give us their backing. With the support of the local farming community, we have been able to financially help many struggling families.”

Prizes were donated for a post-lunch raffle ensuring £1,120 was raised on the day for RABI.

To find out more about RABI visit rabi.org.uk or call the confidential helpline 0808 281 9490.