Beneficiaries brave ‘Beast from the East’

March 21, 2018

The Prince’s Countryside Fund was heartened to hear stories from several of our beneficiaries during the recent bad weather across the UK.

Rocklands Community Shop in Norfolk stayed open despite the large amounts of snow they received maintaining vital access to essentials for residents of the village. Some kind residents also offered to deliver goods from the shop to those who could not safely leave their homes.

The community owned Bentley Stores in Suffolk also kept their doors open, promising that ‘the kettle is on’ for residents who braved the snow to shop, and they managed to ensure they kept deliveries of freshly baked bread, milk, eggs, and other essentials – showing the importance of a local supply network.

Bay Search and Rescue have also had a very busy few weeks carrying out lifesaving work in their Hagglund vehicles, helping to clear the roads in parts of Cumbria that had been cut off for several days, and delivering much needed medication, food, and other essentials to residents. BSAR also helped staff from Westmorland General Hospital get to work, enabling A&E and Intensive Care staff to get into work.

A big well done, and thank you, to everyone who helped out their community in these dreadful weather conditions.