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Glamorgan farmers raise £20,000 for Somerset flood victims

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: March 19, 2014

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THE Glamorgan branch of farmers' union NFU Cymru and Young Farmers Clubs in the county are donating £20,000 to help Somerset farmers hit by the recent floods.

The cash was raised during an evening in Barry Memorial Hall which saw raffles, an acution, a sit down meal, and entertainment from the Glamorgan YFC Choir.

NFU Glamorgan chairwoman Abi Reader said the fundraiser showed the strength of the farming community.

She said: “The night was a great success and an excellent opportunity for farmers and young farmers to get together.

"The generosity people showed that evening was incredible and a good demonstration of farmers and their supporting industries standing together."

She added: "It was a lot of hard work to organise but it was well worth the effort.”

More than 23,000 acres of the Somerset Levels were inundated by water in the recent floods.

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  • BreadJules  |  March 20 2014, 3:18PM

    Great and very generous of them So, they can do it, but people for whom such money is "chicken feed" can only part with quarter of the sum. Having lived in a farming community myself I know how close farmers are to the land. I see these 20.000GBP as virtually 10 times the sum for all the effort behind it! Well done!!!

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