Support flooded farmers

In these desperate times, when farmers affected by flooding are facing huge losses and wrecked fields, a £50,000 donation from The Prince of Wales’s Countryside Fund ( to the charities under the umbrella of Farming Help (0845 367 9990; matched by the same sum from the Duke of Westminster-has been a timely boost.

The Royal Bath & West Society’s relief fund for the Somerset Levels, which was kickstarted by Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis (01749 822200;, had raised just over £37,000 last week.

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