Beef dishes will promote mayor’s farming charity

Chris Holdsworth with mayor of Kettering Jim Hakewill
Chris Holdsworth with mayor of Kettering Jim Hakewill

A cafe is to hold the final event to raise money for the chosen charity of the outgoing Kettering mayor.

The Glebe Farm Tea Room is adding a range of special beef dishes to its menu between April 21 and 28, to coincide with the Great British Beef Week, to promote UK-sourced meat.

And with each meal bought, the cafe will make a donation to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), Mayor Jim Hakewill’s chosen charity.

Cllr Hakewill said: “Since 1974, only three rural councillors have taken on the position of mayor.

“I thought it would be great to have a rural charity. The charity has been going for more than 150 years and it helps farmers and farming families if they get into difficulties.

“I am enormously grateful to Glebe Farm Shop for being as enthusiastic as I am about Great British Beef Week.”

Shop owner Chris Holdsworth said: “We are going to be doing beef dinner specials, trying to encourage people to donate and raise money for RABI. It’s not a big charity but it’s quite an important one in the farming community.

“We push the focus on local produce. We know where this is sourced.”