Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers celebrates £2,500 gift from The Patron's Fund

RABDF is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June. 

The RABDF is the only independent organisation dedicated to representing the interests of British Dairy Farmers and strives to improve the status of the industry through the provision of technical information, training and policy activities.

Matt Knight, managing director said ‘we are delighted to have The Queen as our Patron, this money will enable us to increase our activity and run a College Lecturers Day later this year.  These days are key in providing lecturers with up to date information on a variety of areas within the industry’.

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:  ‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support the RABDF with its valuable work. It is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’

For further information on the RABDF (Registered Charity No. 213782) email or visit 

For further information on The Patron’s Fund (Registered Charity No. 1164171), email or visit