On April 3rd, The Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday took place at Ascot Racecourse to raise money for its causes. The Prince’s Countryside Fund exists to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. In order to ensure the future of the British countryside, the Prince’s Countryside Fund provides more than £1 million in grant funding every year to projects across the UK that help to provide a secure future for the countryside.
In addition, it leads its own projects, such as the Prince’s Dairy Initiative, as well as commissioning research into issues affecting farming families and rural communities. The charity is an advocate for the countryside, and brings together individuals and businesses to help tackle current challenges.
As well as the races, the Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday transformed the plaza lawns at the Ascot into a village green for the day, which included face painting, climbing walls, live music and appearances from Peter Rabbit. A petting farm was a highlight for the children, who got to feed and learn about a variety of animals including donkeys, rabbits and ducks, while head gardener Jeremy Lockwood helped the kids to plant bulbs and build dry stone walling.
Not only did the day raise vital funds to support the British countryside, but it helped to educate people about the issues that it faces and show them the vital work that is completed thanks to the funding raised by The Prince’s Countryside Fund.
The charity relies on the income that’s generated through corporate partnerships, logo licensing, events and donations, and is extremely grateful for the generosity of all those that support its worthy cause.
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