Published on 4th December 2018
Some of the UK’s top agricultural photographers have donated stunning images of the British countryside to create a fundraising calendar for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI.
Supported by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, the Farming in Focus calendar for 2019 will raise money to help farming people of all ages in financial need.
Rural insurer NFU Mutual is urging members of the farming community to add the 2019 calendar to their Christmas shopping list this year, to support those in the sector who are struggling financially.
The 12 professional photographers who contributed images have thousands of hours experience between them capturing the beauty of the British countryside and its farmed landscape.
This year’s cover image – by Guild member and Cornish photographer Anthony Mosley – features a springer spaniel beside a pair of muddy wellington boots.
Other photographers who donated images are:
- Kevin Milner
- John Eveson
- Wayne Hutchinson
- Gary Naylor
- Adrian Legge
- Tim Scrivener
- Marcello Garbagnoli
- Kath Birkinshaw
- Jonathan Page
- Ruth Downing
- Glyn Evans
The RABI provided £2 million in grants to more than 1,200 farming families in need last year.
NFU Mutual chief executive Lindsay Sinclair said: “Every photograph in the 2019 calendar is a stunning image evoking the spirit of our beautiful countryside, making it an ideal gift for Christmas.
“RABI provides an essential lifeline to farmers facing financial hardship and NFU Mutual’s Charitable Trust is pleased to once again sponsor the calendar.”
RABI chief executive Alicia Chivers said: “We’re grateful for the support of the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust and the photographers.
“It’s been a difficult year for many in farming, but we remain committed to supporting people through the tough times and walking with them on their journeys.”
The calendar can be ordered by calling 01268 888217. Prices are £7.50 wall and £4.50 desktop (plus £3.95 p&p).
(Photo shows (l-r) NFU Mutual chief executive Lindsay Sinclair, RABI regional manager Pam Wills, RABI supporter Jenni Green and RABI deputy chairman James Orme)