THE Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has made farmer's daughter Jenni Thompson its regional manager for Devon and Cornwall.
Jenni was previously a regional officer at the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, and more recently as a secondary school science teacher.
She succeeds Philippa Spackman who has taken up the post of communications manager, based at the charity's head office in Oxford.
RABI provides welfare advice, care and financial support to retired and working farmers and farm workers in financial difficulty.
As a farmer's daughter, YFC member and agricultural college student, Jenni is well aware of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
She said: "I have always been proud of my agricultural roots and throughout my career to date have promoted agriculture and the countryside with a great passion.
"I have regularly been involved with fundraising activities for RABI. I hope to continue down this fundraising path by promoting awareness of the work RABI does nationally and at local level.
"It is my aim not only to inspire others to support RABI, but also to raise awareness as to how we can help.
"Anyone who would like to know more about the ways in which we can provide support should get in touch."
Call Jenni on 07919 478518 or e-mail her at jenni.thompson @rabi.org.uk