CROWDS flocked to a summer sheep shearing and charity auction event on Anglesey which raised more than £22,000 for three good causes.

The event, held annually in Rhosgoch, has proved to be popular once more.

This month, organisers presented proceeds of £22,836.79 to their three chosen organisations; farming charity Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.), Wales Air Ambulance and Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones School, Amlwch.

The Air Ambulance and R.A.B.I received £9,668.39 each, with £3,000 donated to the school to enable them to buy new computers.

R.A.B.I chairman Malcolm Thomas and North Wales Regional Manager Heulen Cynfal attended the presentation at The Ring pub in Rhosgoch on behalf of R.A.B.I to accept the generous donation.

R.A.B.I – The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution – is farming’s oldest and largest charity, providing financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages.

In 2019, R.A.B.I has given out more than £2.1 million in Wales and England – including over £32,700 in Anglesey.

Heulen Cynfal said: “We’re extremely grateful for this donation which will go directly towards supporting farming families. Farmers, in our experience, do not want or readily seek charity. However, our message to them is ‘there is no shame in turning to R.A.B.I to help you through the bad times’.

“We receive incredible support from the farming sector because most who work in the industry understand its uncertainties.”

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