As a beneficiary of generous support from The Prince’s Countryside Fund, FACE is helping to celebrate National Countryside Week.
A rounders match is being organised at Stoneleigh Park by FACE and other recipients of the Prince’s Countryside Fund grants the Warwickshire Rural Hub and the Arthur Rank Centre. The event is being managed by the on-site farm shop Farmers Fayre and the competitive spirit is tangible!
Over the past four years FACE has worked through its team of regional co-ordinators so that almost 30,000 children in areas of deprivation have had the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of activities to enhance and extend their knowledge of countryside matters. These have included farm visits, professional development for teachers and the introduction of curriculum-based resources.
HRH The Prince of Wales has called on people to recognise the value of the countryside and the importance of rural communities. In a foreword to a Countryside Matters supplement in the Telegraph published on Saturday 18th July, to mark the 5th Anniversary of The Prince’s Countryside Fund, The Prince says: “the people who keep the rural economy alive and maintain our precious landscapes deserve our support.”
“But the countryside continues to face unprecedented challenges across a wide range of complex issues, from loss of rural services, punishing prices for dairy farmers to rural connectivity. So we are asking the public to give generously in order for the Fund to continue its essential work securing a sustainable future for our precious rural communities.”
To support The Prince’s Countryside Fund to help it continue its vital work supporting the people who live and work in the countryside visit www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk for more information.