CLARENCE COURT EGGS has announced a long-term partnership with charity the Royal Countryside Fund.

A percentage of each pack of Clarence Court eggs sold will be donated to the charity to support a broad range of initiatives, including the Farm Resilience Programme, which offers free business skills training to family farmers across the UK.

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The Royal Countryside Fund is described as “the only UK-wide charity empowering family farms and rural communities to ensure their future by providing access to immediate, local and practical support as well as a path to a sustainable future”.

Adrian Gott, chief executive of Clarence Court, said: “We take our role in British farming very seriously and are constantly looking at ways in which we can further support our farmers and expand on our commitment to the farming community and the environment.

“Earlier this year we launched a first of its kind insurance policy with the NFU to protect farmers against Avian Influenza, we’re also in the final preparation stages to allow the introduction of the Stonegate Pullet Finance Scheme to assist farmers further.”

Keith Halstead, Executive Director of The Royal Countryside Fund added: “Rural Britain is exposed to the relentless pace of economic, environmental, and social change that is so often ignored in our national conversation.

Family farms and countryside communities need practical and grounded support in responding to these changes, to build themselves a secure and sustainable future.

“We are delighted to welcome Clarence Court as our first new corporate partner of 2024, enabling the RCF to deliver programmes and initiatives throughout the year ahead that will help our farming families and the people who live and work in our countryside.”