Essex RABI is launching an Auction of Promises hosted by Cheffins. The auction will be live for bids from Friday 19th February until midday on 23rd February 2021.

The RABI committee has gathered a wonderful selection of items for the auction, generously donated by the local farming community, friends, and supporters of RABI from Essex.

The lots range from a day’s shooting, a week stay in a 17th century farmhouse, a weekend away on a floating pod, professional portrait of your family dog, hand crafted walking stick, golf for four, a signed cricket bat and shirt, a trip in a Russian aircraft, boat trip from Titchmarsh Marina, use of a Frinton beach hut for a week, a Land Rover experience, trout fishing… the list goes on. 

RABI Regional Manager – East, Lucy Bellefontaine says; “Our approach to fundraising has had to adapt over the past year, so we’re really excited to be able to put on a virtual auction. There are some truly fantastic lots available - I am sure there is something that takes your fancy!

“RABI is enormously grateful to Cheffins for hosting the event, and Whirlege & Nott, Howie, Kent & Co, Ensors, Ernest Does, Crawfords for supporting some of the lots.”

All the money raised from the auction will go directly to RABI, to help the farming community across England and Wales.

RABI offer financial support, practical care, and guidance to farming people of all ages, including farmers, farmworkers and dependants. It’s our vision that no member of the farming community should ever have to face adversity alone.

Bill King, Chairman, Cheffins, says: “We are glad to be able to support RABI in hosting this online auction and hope that the funds raised will go some way to supporting the important work carried out by the charity. The coronavirus outbreak, changes in subsidies and inclement weather conditions have impacted farmers and landowners over the past few months and we are keen to support the farming community in any way possible.” 

The catalogue for viewing is now live and can be viewed using the following link Timed Online Charity Auction on behalf of the Essex Committee of RABI (cheffins.co.uk)