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Agricultural store's customers continue to help send feed to flood-hit farmers

By West Briton  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

By , Kai Delaney

  • Anthony Nicholls of Cornwall Countryside Supplies of Chacewater who is donating animal feed to farmers in flood hit Somerset. Ref : TRGH20140307C-001_C

  • Staff of Cornwall Countryside Supplies of Chacewater, from left, Ben Harvey, Damien Kenyon and Anthony and Julie Nicholls.

  • Anthony Nicholls of Cornwall Countryside Supplies of Chacewater who is donating animal feed to farmers in flood hit Somerset. Ref : TRGH20140307C-004_C

  • Anthony Nicholls of Cornwall Countryside Supplies of Chacewater with customer Tamara Hooper (right) who has donated money for animal feed to help farmers in flood hit Somerset. Ref : TRGH20140307C-007_C

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FARMERS are appealing to customers to help send support to Somerset farms badly damaged by the recent floods.

More than three tonnes of animal feed have been sent to the farmers over the past two weeks and Chacewater-based Cornwall Countryside Supplies (CCS) has been quick to thank its generous customers.

"The team at Cornwall Countryside Supplies are so very grateful for all of the donations made by the customers, enabling us to deliver some desperately needed feed to the farms in Somerset," a spokesman said.

"It has been very humbling to see how many people have made donations, by cash, card and cheque."

The farm is primarily run by a small team including Anthony Nicholls, Julie Nicholls, Ben Harvey and Nick Michelle, who only joined the team last year.

Mr Nicholls has been working in farming all of his life, following many previous generations, while Mr Harvey joined CCS three years ago and works mainly in the store.

He said: "We are still running the campaign to try to support and supply more feed to the Somerset farmers as this is not going to be an overnight fix.

"So far we have been able to send more than three tonnes of sheep and cattle feed; this is all thanks to our customers' support."

There are currently two more tonnes on standby ready for dispatch, while more donations are still being received.

Customer Jane Miners said: "They are great people doing something practical to help with this situation.

"I was delighted to see I could easily and quickly make a practical donation which I would never have been able to do without their help."

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