Norfolk Farmers’ Ball charity success

Farming's charity, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, has been given one-third of the proceeds from a successful ball at the Norfolk showground.

The Farmers' Ball, which also marked the tenth anniversary of buying group, Anglia Farmers, raised a total of £18,500 for charities and good causes. It was supported by around 1,000 members, guests and staff of the buying group, which was formed by merger of Loddon Farmers and Mid-Norfolk Farmers.

The RABI, the Big C cancer charity and You Are Not Alone (YANA) have each received £5,500. A further £1,000 has been donated to Lucie's Lifesaving Project, which raises money in memory of Lucie Proctor, who worked for AF and died suddenly aged 26. The project raises money to set up automated external defibrillators around Norfolk.

A donation of £1,000 has also been made to the Priscilla Bacon Lodge, which provides specialist palliative care in Norwich.