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RHASS helping RSABI provide support for agriculture sector.

Posted: 23rd August 2018

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced funding for the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI).

RHASS has awarded a total of £42,000 over the next 3 years to allow RSABI to extend the support of their helpline. This follows a previous £14,000 donated by RHASS in 2017.

Nina Clancy, CEO of RSABI, said: “I am delighted and grateful that RHASS has again taken the important decision to support RSABI as this significant award means we are able to set up an outreach programme to connect with people that work in our sector who are isolated and lonely.

“Our helpline is the first contact we have with people who are looking for practical, emotional or financial support and we are busier than ever before. On behalf of the staff and Trustees, I would like to thank everyone at RHASS for their support.”

James Warnock, RHASS Chairman, said of the award: “RHASS has been supporting farming and agriculture in Scotland for over 200 years and we are delighted to be continuing that work with this funding for RSABI.

“We are committed to the future growth of the agriculture industry and strive to provide support for those working in the industry through awards and grants. RSABI work is invaluable and we are proud to contribute to this worthwhile initiative.”

RSABI provides financial and practical support and friendship to over 600 individuals and their families. The people that benefit from the institution come from a range of occupations, with the most common being working on the land in Scotland.

RHASS promotes and protects the interests of rural Scotland through awards and grants and hosting the award-winning Royal Highland Show. It also runs a successful events business, the Royal Highland Centre, which generates funds to allow RHASS to carry out its charitable remit.

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