Farmers receive helping hand from WP Agriculture

 12th May 2011


WP Agricultural Hay BalesMembers of the farming community facing hardship are to get a helping hand from a fundraising event for which WP Agricultural was a sponsor.

The annual Chichester National Farmers Union (NFU) Dinner, attended by farmers and others linked to agriculture in West Sussex, will see profits earmarked for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

Darren Borras, Group Commercial Manager for WP Group, of which WP Agriculture is a trading division, was one of the guests for the dinner and an auction.

He said: “We are only too pleased to be able to play an active role in the regional farming community, both as the fuels management partner of choice for farmers and estates, advising on ways to minimise fuel bills and improve carbon footprints, and as a proud sponsor of the annual Chichester NFU Dinner.”

James Wiseman, NFU Group Secretary, Chichester, said: “We are most grateful to all of our sponsors ­ it is only by the kind support from our sponsors and bidders that donations to the RABI are possible.”

The RABI was founded in 1860 and has an unbroken history of providing long-term care and emergency help.

Help is provided for retired farmers, farm workers and working farmers and their families who find themselves in financial difficulties.
The fundraiser, which included a dance, was held in a farm barn in Donnington, near Chichester, on Good Friday (April 22nd).

WP Agriculture is the family-run supplier of gas oil and red diesel and has been working with the agricultural community, from farm estates to small holdings, across the southern central region for more than 50 years.

Benefits of utilising WP Agriculture include:

  • Specialist local team with expert knowledge of fuels and Mobil lubricants.
  • Consistent, reliable and secure supply of high-quality farming fuels and Mobil lubricants.
  • Prioritised and fast delivery in all weathers and seasons, as well as competitive prices from the company’s team at Fawley oil refinery near Southampton.

To find out more about WP Agricultural, please contact 0800 980 6172 or email us

Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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