NFU CHEERED BY FARM AID GALA EVENING TO HELP FARMERS
The NFU has applauded the efforts of those people who have come together for a gala evening of entertainment to raise funds for farmers in need.
The evening is taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on 18 April in response to the Daily Mail's Farm Aid appeal.*
NFU President Ben Gill said: "I am over-whelmed by the generosity of these people who are giving their time and energy to helping Britain's farmers in their time of need.
"This just shows how much people care about the plight of farmers."
It will feature celebrities such as Dillie Keane, Robert Powell, the Royal Ballet and Kit and the Widow, as well as the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The proceeds from the evening will go to the following rural charities -
the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution, the ARC Addington Fund, the Rural Stress Information Network, the Farm Crisis Network and the Samaritans.
Anyone wishing to support this appeal can send a donation to WCABT Farm aid (Registered Charity No 289143) marked for the attention of Maggie Heath, 23 Chesham Mews, London, SW1X 8HS. For tickets call the Royal Albert Hall booking office - telephone 0207-589-8212 or visit their web-site on www.royalalberthall.com.