MORE than £1,500 has been raised to help farming charity, RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution), thanks to a fundraising event that was supported and attended by a host of leading Sussex businesses.

The event, which was held at Rathfinny Wine Estate in Alfriston and included a tour of the winery, raised funds through voluntary donations which will go towards helping local farming families in financial difficulty.

Knill James chartered accountants in Lewes was one of the event sponsors.

Nick Rawson, partner at the firm, said: “We are very proud to support RABI and the important work they carry out for UK farming. As a local business we are happy to help those who contribute greatly to the farming community.”