Welsh farmers respond to plight of Somerset colleagues

The Welsh farming community has been raising vital funds to flood-hit farmers in Somerset.

A fundraising event, hosted jointly by NFU Cymru Glamorgan members and Glamorgan young farmers’ clubs, raised £20,000 for flood-hit Somerset farmers.

The money was raised at a recent event held at Barry Memorial Hall, Barry, South Glamorgan.

NFU Cymru Glamorgan chair Abi Reader said: “The generosity people showed that evening was incredible and a good demonstration of farmers and their supporting industries standing together.”

Meanwhile, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s board of directors announced on Tuesday (18 March) it had agreed to donate £2,000 to rural communities affected by the floods in Somerset.

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The society’s donation has been sent to the farming charity RABI to distribute to farming families who need help.

John Davies, chairman of the Royal Welsh board of directors, said: “We can only imagine what turmoil the families affected by the flooding must be going through and it will be many months before they are able to get their land, farms and businesses back up and running. They will need all the support they can get through the tough times ahead.”

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