Harvest Festival with a difference
Looking for an alternative take on the harvest festival this year? Want to swap a hard church pew for a hay bale?
The Leicestershire committee of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.) will bring this year’s harvest even closer to home by holding their festival in a barn on 28 September.
The service will be held on the farm at Whetsone Pastures near Leicester, rather than in a church and guests will learn from their surroundings the importance of bringing in the harvest and the farmers who work on the land.
Last year the service was held among the hay bales at Springbarrow Lodge Farm in Coalville and impressed the Telegraph’s Judges at the Bring Home The Harvest Competition with its interpretation of the traditional festival and use of local produce. It is hoped that this year will attract a larger audience including the city dwellers due to the close proximity to the city.
R.A.B.I. Leicestershire committee and the Rev. Peter Hooper look forward to greeting you at Whetstone Pastures Farm, Whetstone Gorse Lane, nr Lutterworth LE8 6LX at 3pm.
R.A.B.I is a grant-making charity which helps farming people of all ages if they are in financial difficulty and a collection will be held at the event, in aid of the charity and the Farming Community Network. To find out more visit www.rabi.org.uk or call R.A.B.I.’s confidential helpline on 0300 303 7373.