RSABI is a unique Scottish charity dedicated to the relief of hardship and poverty amongst people who have depended for their livelihoods on the land.
RSABI relies on voluntary income from people like you in order to operate successfully. Annually we provide in the region of £400,000 of direct support to beneficiaries. As a consequence of this we need to raise substantial funds each year to continue providing high levels of care.
In the current economic climate we have seen more people turning to us for help. Our helpline, Gatepost, has experienced an increase in calls since last year. Furthermore, in 2012, the farming industry has had to endure tough times in relation to prolonged wet weather, the effects of which will likely endure into 2013.
RSABI prides itself on a caring, personal approach, working within the rural community to liaise sensitively and compassionately with beneficiaries. That’s why RSABI exists.
Thanks to support from people like you, RSABI has been able to reach out and support thousands of people from all parts of the land-based community, often in remote rural locations. Together, we have helped vulnerable people overcome hardship and we couldn’t have done this without the help of fundraisers like you.
It enables us to continue providing high levels of support to all our beneficiaries throughout the country. We aim to continue providing this level of support to existing beneficiaries and hope to increase the overall number of those receiving assistance by raising awareness of the charity throughout the whole of Scotland.
Fundraising for RSABI can be rewarding, fun and is an excellent way to be creative and sociable:
Robert completes the Tough Mudder
Robert Barr, a young solicitor from Angus, ran in the arduous Tough Mudder 11 mile assault course event raising over £900 for RSABI
Andrew’s race in the Highlands
Bank of Scotland Agriculture team member, Andrew McPhail, raised £183 for RSABI, taking on the Highland Perthshire Half Marathon
Premier Shop, Tillicoultry
Over £800 has been raised so far via a collection tin located in the shop. A big thank you to all staff and patrons
Reeling success for 220 Highland helpers
Guests at the Aberfeldy Ball gave wonderful support to our prize raffle raising valuable funds in excess of £3600