Press Release

Donation of £3000 for New RSABI Publication

By 30th January 2020 No Comments

A new publication, to help people in Scottish agriculture take steps to prevent stress and anxiety, is being produced by RSABI.

The development of the publication is being supported by a £3000 donation to RSABI from the Aberbrothock Skea Trust.

Ewan Pate, Chairman of RSABI, said the charity, which provides vital financial, practical and emotional support to individuals and families with links to Scottish agriculture, was delighted to receive the support.

We greatly appreciate the funds which have been provided by the Aberbrothock Skea Trust and will go some way to funding the development and production of our new ‘Fit for Farming’ publication,” said Mr Pate.

RSABI currently has 25 to 30 new clients every month and many of those who are calling our Helpline have mental health concerns. The new publication will be an important addition to the range of tools we have in place to help people look after themselves and recognise any issues at an early stage. This is key as we know that the earlier people seek support the better.”

The Aberbrothock Skea Trust was founded 40 years ago with funds from two Arbroath families and annually donates around £100,000 to charitable organisations.

Trustee George Dunlop said the Trust was pleased to be able to assist RSABI.

We were impressed with the plans for this project and we are confident that the new initiative will be very helpful to many people. We look forward to seeing the publication when it is complete and ready for use,” said Mr Dunlop.

RSABI runs a confidential helpline (co-funded by the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland), 0300 1114166, which people from Scottish agriculture are encouraged to call if they are in need of support.

The charity is also currently running a major campaign to encourage people to become members of its Supporters’ Schemes which include individual, business and corporate memberships.

The aim is to double RSABI’s membership numbers in each of these three supporter categories by September 2020 – more information can be found on the website www.rsabi.org.uk .

Caption: Pictured, from left, are David Leggat, Vice-Chairman RSABI, Ewan Pate, RSABI Chairman, Rhona Alston, Trustee, Aberbrothock Skea Trust, Harry Seran, RSABI Finance Manager and George Dunlop, Trustee, Aberbrothock Skea Trust.

Notes for editors:

  • RSABI is a registered Scottish charity – No. SC009828 
  • RSABI provides emotional, practical and financial support to people involved in Scottish agriculture. Support is provided discreetly with assurance of confidentiality.
  • RSABI runs a supporters’ scheme offering individual, business and corporate membership.
  • RSABI runs a confidential helpline (co-funded by the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland), 0300 1114166, which people from Scottish agriculture are encouraged to call if they are in need of support.
  • RSABI’s Registered Office is at The Rural Centre, West Mains of Ingliston, Newbridge, Midlothian EH28 8LT

  • Please note that RSABI should be referred to using the initials RSABI (and not its former name, Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution). RSABI is the charity’s legal name.

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