Dear Subscribers, with Spring now officially upon us it’s a great time to get out and enjoy the British countryside. Here at PCF HQ we are busy putting together the final preparations for HRH The Prince of Wales visit to Cumbria next week.

We’re looking forward to our next event with HRH The Prince of Wales. On April 3rd he will meet and hear from young people supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund in Cumbria and Yorkshire and meet supporters of the Fund in at a farm near Penrith. Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for pictures and news of the event.

Our celebrity ambassadors have been busy spreading The Prince’s Countryside Fund message.

Phil Vickery, the first ambassador for the Fund, announced the most recent round of grants in the Sunday Telegraph’s ‘Life’ section and did a whole morning of radio interviews announcing the Fund’s new grants. You can still hear Phil talking to Chris Tarrant on BBC Radio 2 here.

“As a farmer’s son from Cornwall, I know first-hand the very real issues our countryside faces. By supporting the Fund, I hope to highlight these issues, help demonstrate the good work it does and encourage more people and businesses to offer their support. HRH The Prince of Wales has a clear passion for the British countryside and a determination to bring real change. All the projects backed by The Prince’s Countryside Fund help people support their own communities, and make a real difference in rural areas.”

Alex James, the Blur bassist, took part in Channel 4’s The Bank Job, raising £5,000 for the Fund! The episode is still available to watch online.

Davidstow announces its Diamond Jubilee special edition!
Dairy Crest, a supporter of the Fund, is marking the Diamond Jubilee with special-edition packs of Davidstow Cheddar. The Davidstow Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition Cornish Cheddar will go on sale in M&S and Waitrose (both supporters of the Fund) from 14 May and all proceeds will go directly to The Fund. Dairy Crest is expecting to raise £100,000 so please look out for it and buy a pack!
Charity Clay Shoot
We are delighted to announce that the first Prince's Countryside Fund charity clay shoot has been arranged for Wednesday 15th May at West Wycombe Estate, High Wycombe. We would be delighted if you would like to enter a team, which raises funds for The Prince's Countryside Fund. We will be joined by a number of our supporters, including Phil Vickery, and would be delighted if you would like to enter a team to help us raise money for The Prince's Countryside Fund. For more information please contact Clare Crookenden
How to get involved

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Encourage any local projects that you know of to apply for funding, we close for applications on 13 April.
Make a donation. We are able to accept donations over the counter at the Post Office and online at Virgin Money Giving. You can also TEXT PCF to 70300 and make a £3 donation directly to us from your mobile phone.

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