Fen farmers generosity on display as they raise £4,500 for Somerset colleagues

Hay pick up to take to Somerset farms from Skylark garden Centre, Wimblington, last March. Left: Luc

Hay pick up to take to Somerset farms from Skylark garden Centre, Wimblington, last March. Left: Lucy Munns, Edward Gowler, Bart Woodbine Skylark marketing manager. George Munns, Mark Stoodley operations Director for Masters Logistical and Jane Munns. Picture: Steve Williams - Credit: Archant

The generosity of Fenland’s farmers has provided a real boost to their colleagues down in Somerset who were affected by flooding.

In the aftermath of last January’s floods, George Munns, of L & AE Munns and Son in Chatteris, coordinated a relief effort involving several Fen farms and haulage businesses to help out two flooded farms on the Somerset levels.

Articulated lorries full of hay, stock feed and sugar travelled 220 miles to where they were desperately needed.

In addition, £4,500 was raised in aid of Beaufort House, a residential care home at Burnham on Sea which provides long term care for older members of the farming community.

On April 30, the Duke of Gloucester will visit Beaufort House to have a look at a new bathroom funded by the Fen donation.


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