From farming to funerals

Funeral arranger Glenn Stevens who is promoting the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
Funeral arranger Glenn Stevens who is promoting the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
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The front window of a Leighton Buzzard funeral parlour has been decked out with model tractors. straw bales and wheat sheaves to promote the needs of hard-pressed farmers.

Funeral arranger Glenn Stevens invited farming charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) to come up with a display for the Co-Operatuve Society’s window in Stanbridge Road.

He explained: “My family come from a strong farming community and we do a lot of work for local events and charities in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding villages. We have seen first-hand how RABI has helped families in need.

“We champion a charity each month and August is an important month in the farming calendar with harvesting in full swing up and down the country.”

RABI spokesperson Lucy Bellefontaine, who helped dress the window, said: “It’s a myth that all farmers are wealthy as many live below the poverty line. We help those who’ve had accidents or struggle to pay domestic bills and we run two care homes.”