Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler has today [Thursday] donated a cheque for €25 735 (US$25,253) to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), a British charity providing help and support to those in need within the farming community in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. "BSE and FMD have brought misery and despair to many British farmers. This donation is a symbol of solidarity. I have chosen RABI because its charity work for elderly and disabled people in the farming community is of inestimable value," Fischler commented.