Sally Gunnell OBE

Sally is a British former track and field athlete who won the 1992 Olympic gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles.

“Britain’s rolling green countryside is a national treasure but the custodians of this land, our farmers and rural communities, are facing some serious problems. Farmers are growing older, yet fewer young people are joining the industry and rural villages are losing essential services such as banks, post offices and shops. Competition from mass-produced foods means that British farmers earn less for the meat and crops that they produce. The [Royal] Countryside Fund is working hard to turn this trend around, which is why I am supporting them and all the work they do to help sustain the countryside that I love for the future generations.”