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Rachel’s fundraiser tops £30,000 thanks to Wiseman top-up

Rachel’s fundraiser tops £30,000 thanks to Wiseman top-up

17 March 2022

The outstanding fundraising efforts of Rachel Biggar in support of RSABI have been recognised by The Wiseman Family Charitable Fund, which has topped-up her to total to over £30,000.

In summer 2021 Miss Biggar completed a month-long challenge running 100km to raise funds in memory of her late father Donald Biggar OBE, who was a great supporter of RSABI.

As well as being a very well-respected Dumfries & Galloway farmer, Mr Biggar was renowned for his Chapelton Beef Shorthorn and Aberdeen-Angus herds and was a stalwart of native British beef breeds.

He was involved in many organisations including Quality Meat Scotland, SRUC and the Royal Smithfield Club and had served as chairman of WCF, which kindly donated £5,000 of the total amount raised.

The Wiseman family were so impressed with Miss Biggar’s achievement, having read about it in the farming press, they contacted RSABI and offered a further £15,000 to take the total up to a remarkable £31,750.

Alan Wiseman said: “We were very touched by Rachel’s challenge and her determination to raise funds for RSABI in memory of her father, Donald. Our contribution is very much a reflection of her efforts and her commitment to support the valuable work of RSABI.”

Miss Biggar is absolutely thrilled with the donation and extended her sincere thanks to the Wiseman family.

“I’m so grateful to The Wiseman Family Charitable Fund for their very generous donation to my fundraiser. When I started the challenge I was hoping to raise £1,000 for RSABI, as supporting people in the Scottish agricultural community was so important to Dad.

“To have exceeded my initial target by so much is just incredible and I would like to once again thank everyone in the agricultural community and beyond who got behind my fundraising efforts and made a donation,” Miss Biggar said.

David Leggat, Chair of RSABI, extended his heartfelt thanks to the Wiseman family and Miss Biggar for her incredible fundraising efforts.

“We’re just delighted with the recent donation from The Wiseman Family Charitable Fund which brings Rachel’s fundraising total to an incredible £31,750.

“Donald was a great friend of RSABI, and we were very humbled that Rachel decided to raise money for the charity in his honour. The funds will help RSABI to provide emotional, practical and financial support to people in the Scottish agricultural industry.” Mr Leggat said.

RSABI’s helpline is open every day of the year on 0300 111 4166.  You can also contact us for support by emailing helpline@rsabi.org,uk. The service is always friendly and professional and 100% confidential.

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