Prince raises cash for charity

Prince Charles has helped raise more than £0.5m for British farmers affected by the F&M crisis.

The Prince has donated £100,000 which has been matched by the Duke of Westminster.

He has also encouraged firms such as Asda, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose to make contributions, along with the Co-operative, Musgrave, Booths, Unilever, Cadbury Schweppes and food service distributor 3663.

The total donation, which now stands at £620,000, will be used to help those whose livelihoods have been affected, especially farmers unable to sell livestock or pay bills and those who need advice, help and support.

“The re-emergence of foot-and-mouth, the impact of the flooding this summer and now the cases of bluetongue, have created a real crisis which will be felt for months to come,” said Prince Charles.


Helplines

  • Farm Crisis Network (FCN) Helpline: 0845 367 9990 (7am – 11pm every day)
  • Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) Helpline: 01865 727 888 (office hours)
  • ARC-Addington Fund Helpline: 02476 690 587 (office hours)
  • RSABI. 0131 472 4166 (office hours)

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