29th July, 2015
The Prince of Wales founded The Prince’s Countryside Fund in 2010 to help farmers and rural communities in the greatest need.
It aims to create a brighter future for those who live and work in the countryside, and ensures that Britain has skilled farmers for the future.
The Society was the beneficiary of a £50,000 donation for their charity work through the Somerset Levels Development Fund in February 2015. Edwin White, Chair, and Lisa Nelson, Project Manager of the SLDF, along with members of the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group SW met with the Prince of Wales to discuss the work being undertaken on the Somerset Levels and Moors thanks to The Countryside Fund.
HRH The Prince of Wales said:
“I am so pleased to have with us here today not only the Farming Help Charities, but the Bath & West Society and the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West.
“They have been able to draw on those funds to help build local resilience, against the day when, God forbid, the Levels inevitably flood again.”
The anniversary celebrations marked the end of National Countryside Week, with events being held around the country celebrate the British countryside and the people who live and work in our rural areas.