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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 Charity

Messageathon Raises Over £1400 for R.A.B.I.

RABI logoThe Muddy Matches Messageathon, which ran from 8th-14th December has raised £1431.90 for farming charity R.A.B.I.

About the Messageathon

R.A.B.I. was selected by a public vote (held in November) to become the recipient of a large donation from Muddy Matches.

During the Muddy Matches Messageathon we agreed to donate 10p per message that was sent through the Muddy Matches website to the R.A.B.I. From 8th-14th December a total of 14,319 messages were sent on the website.

Thank You from the R.A.B.I.

A representative from R.A.B.I. said:

“Thank you so much – to all who messaged (and all involved) – you’ve made a difference to farming people who are struggling!”

Messageathon Romance

If the Messageathon led to you getting in contact with someone new, which led to a date or a new friendship, we would love to hear from you! Get in touch via our Success Stories page.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Muddy Matches, Our Members, Photo Call

Check Out Our Latest Success Stories!

Have you taken a look at our Success Stories page recently?

There are some really great stories on there, fantastic wedding pictures and some snaps of some of the many Muddy Matches couples who came up to say hi to us at the CLA Game Fair.

It’s well worth taking a look if you have got a couple of minutes.

Click here to visit our countryside online dating Success Stories page.

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Friday, January 28th, 2011 Competitions, Media, Muddy Matches

Turned your back on city life to find love in the country?

If you have turned your back on city life to find love in the countryside, we want to hear from you!

To tie in with the release of the Tamara Drew DVD, we’re looking for women who might have initially been nervous about rural dating but have since thrown out their powersuits, pulled up their wellies and discovered that countryside dating has a lot more to offer than its urban counterpart.

Perhaps you are the real life Tamara Drewe?

Rural datingWe’d love to hear from anyone who has enjoyed a countryside romance, or met the love of their lives, and who would be happy speaking to media about what they think makes rural romance so special…is it the fresh air, burley men or just simply good old fashioned values?

There’s also a chance to win a copy of the feel-good comedy on DVD, out on 28 March (just in time for Mother’s Day!).

To find out more about this, please get in touch with Lucy on 01933 311500 or at

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007 Muddy Marathon

Muddy Wellies Ale at the RAC

When we were invited by Simon Corpe, the Chairman of Royal Agricultural College Entrepreneurs (RACE), to come to the college and have a taste of their new student-branded beer we couldn’t refuse…one, because we were intrigued to know what it would taste like, two, because much of this trip has been focussed on rural entrepreneurs and it’s good to see what’s being done at university level and, three, because we were really intrigued to know what the college was like!

Muddy Wellies Ale at the RAC

Parked up outside the main building

Established in 1845 and steeped in history and tradition, the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, is a one-campus university college offering education and training for the agricultural, land, food business, equine and property industries. RACE is a business club set up and run by the students for the students, helping them develop new ideas and skills with a view to creating “the entrepreneurs of tomorrow”. It is open to any RAC student interested in running their own business, or wishing to find out more about entrepreneurship and offers members the opportunity to meet some of the country’s top business people, attend workshops and take part in competitions such as The Grand Idea, which boasts a top prize of £10,000.

Muddy Wellies Ale at the RAC

Earlier this year, RACE launched Muddy Wellies Ale, a micro-enterprise run entirely by the students. The beer is produced locally by a micro brewery but was selected by the students (after many tasting sessions no doubt!), and the whole brand is developed and managed completely by them. The first student-branded beer of its kind, it is actually very nice and seems to be very popular amongst their peers. It is only sold on campus at the moment, but is soon to be sold locally in pubs as part of the Gloucester Ale Trail and, subject to it being bottled, may soon be stocked in their local Waitrose!

We were really impressed by what they are doing, both with RACE and their Muddy Wellies Ale. If they carry on as they are, it will no doubt go from strength to strength, so look out for Muddy Wellies next time you are in a Gloucestershire pub!

For more information about Muddy Wellies Ale or RACE, please email

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