North Hinksey Churches choose their Harvest Charity for 2018

This year the churches in North Hinksey will donate their collections to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institiution which has seen a 66% increase in calls for help from farming families due to the hot weather in July affecting their main harvests. To find out more about them go to their website https://rabi.org.uk/about/real-life-stories/

This is what RABI says about how they can help people in a crisis

We understand that anyone can get into financial difficulty through no fault of their own. Extreme weather, illness, accidents, animal disease, family breakdown, bereavement and cash flow problems are just some of the reasons why people approach us for help. 

As a welfare charity focused on supporting families, it’s people we care about. We strive to help farmers and farmworkers of all ages, including those still working as well as others who have retired through age, illness or disability. We'll also support dependants.

People with limited savings, who are on a low income, usually qualify for help, but even if we cannot give a grant we may be able to assist in other ways. For example, with food vouchers or advice about claiming state benefits.    

You can also contact us on someone’s behalf - tell us if you wish to remain anonymous. 

Call our Freephone Helpline: 0808 281 9490. You'll speak to a member of our dedicated welfare team and confidentiality is assured - we won't disclose any information to third parties without your explicit permission.