UK: Prince launches urgent appeal to help farmers in crisis

Prince Charles's Countryside Fund aims to help farmers caught out by the bad weather

Prince Charles's Countryside Fund aims to help farmers caught out by the bad weather - Credit: PA

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is launching an urgent appeal to the public to donate funds to help farmers in financial crisis throughout the UK.

The charity has reported an increasing need for financial help from farmers, many of whom have suffered severe losses with the recent heavy snowfall. Huge losses of lambs and breeding stock has meant many farmers are unable to afford to dispose of carcasses. An estimated 50,000 farm animals died as a result of last month’s snow. Text PCF to 70300 for a £3 donation or donate online at www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk or at the Post Office