A festive Christmas campaign has been started by the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI) with support at Dumfries House.

It may not even be Hallowe'en yet, but early signs of winter have appeared at Dumfries House thanks to the arrival of some festive bale art to celebrate the start of RSABI’s Christmas fundraising campaign.

The first of its 2023 Christmas fundraising initiatives, Scottish agricultural charity RSABI has launched a collection of farming themed greetings cards, now available to purchase online for a cost of £5 for a pack of 10.

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Income raised from the card sales will provide RSABI with vital funds to continue the important work it does to provides financial, practical, and emotional support to people involved in Scottish agriculture.

Pauline Macmillan, head of fundraising at RSABI, highlighted the importance of supporting the charity’s services this winter.

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Pauline said: “The run up to Christmas is a very important time for fundraising for RSABI. As a charity, we rely on the kind donations of our supporters, and income from initiatives like our Christmas card sales allows us to continue providing essential services to those in the farming community who may be struggling.

“Our thanks also go out to the team at Dumfries House for providing us with the bales and space to create our winter bale art to help launch our festive fundraising campaign. Our Christmas card launch is the first in a series of festive initiatives launching in the coming weeks.”

For more information about their work and the campaign, visit RSABI’s website www.rsabi.org.uk.