Great British Beef Week (GBBW) is an annual event which will be taking place 23rd – 30th April, to raise awareness of the quality and versatility of assured British beef and give the industry a much-needed boost.
Organised by Ladies in Beef, Great British Beef Week puts the spotlight firmly on the fantastic food that British beef farmers produce. In addition, it raises vital funds for those in need in the farming industry by partnering with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.).
Since being involved in this annual campaign, R.A.B.I (Charity Registration No: 208858) has organised more than 50 beef week events and raised £90,000 for farming people in need of financial support. Can you help us raise £10k in 2020?
In 2020, we’d love to raise £10k to show British farmers that we’re right behind them. That’s an incredible sum of money that means we can change lives for the better. R.A.B.I is farming’s oldest and largest charity, providing financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages.
In 2019, we gave out grants of more than £2.8m to farming people of all ages, including over £763k to working families.
We help people like David
Beef farmer David, who is in his 50s, was hospitalised with heart problems, while his farm was shut down with TB. He had no savings and received no benefits. He lives alone and has no close family to support him, either financially or emotionally. He was referred to R.A.B.I by Social Services.
The financial hit from being ‘closed down’ for a lengthy period due to TB affected David’s physical and mental wellbeing. Things got so bad he even needed to go to a foodbank to feed himself.
When one of our caseworkers visited him, David admitted he was under immense strain and felt he had no one to talk to. We worked with Social Services to help David get back to where he was before the TB outbreak and gave him a grant of £2,500 to clear outstanding domestic bills.
Physical and mental illness, accidents, animal disease, family issues, personal debt, housing issues and cash flow concerns are just some of the reasons why working people seek our help. Adverse weather also affects many in the farming sector. Last autumn, we gave out emergency grants of more than £50k to victims of flooding.
Help us support farmers during Great British Beef Week because we all have a part to play in maintaining a thriving and successful British food industry.
The mission of Ladies in Beef:
To work with the supply chain to champion Red Tractor farm assured beef
to increase consumer support for the British beef industry through all outlets.
to own and promote Great British Beef Week each year.
Ladies in Beef will do this by working with supply chain partners to identify PR opportunities to tell the story of farm assured British beef to consumers, covering a range of topics from nutrition and recipe versatility through to sustainability.
We all want quality food that’s affordable and safe to eat, which is why Ladies in Beef support Red Tractor.
Red Tractor is the UK’s largest independent food standards scheme covering animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection. A team of independent assessors perform rigorous checks against Red Tractor standards at every step of the food journey from farm to packet. This means that the Red Tractor logo is an independent mark of quality that guarantees the beef you are buying is traceable, safe and farmed with care by UK farmers.