Special celebration of the countryside to take place at the Royal Cornwall Show

This summer the Royal Cornwall Show will play host to a special celebration of HRH The Prince of Wales’s contribution to the countryside, environment and rural communities in the UK. In total, 60 patronages and charities will come together in a unique and colourful parade highlighting their work and achievements to date.

The event will promote their collective understanding of the scope of countryside, environment and rural activity and provide a legacy to share best practice in the future. 

Claire Saunders, director, The Prince’s Countryside Fund said, “I am thrilled to be involved in organising this extraordinary event. It is the first time that so many of HRH The Prince of Wales’s rural charities have been brought together and will be a marvellous demonstration of countryside resilience and the collective impact of what can be achieved for future generations with a collaborative and united approach.”  

Chris Riddle, secretary, Royal Cornwall Show, “It is an immense honour and privilege to host such a significant national celebration of the countryside. I have been overwhelmed by the creativity of the patronages taking part and the distances many will travel to participate in the parade. The Royal Cornwall Show is at the heart of the rural community in Cornwall and it is a great pleasure to recognise the valuable work achieved by these charities here in the county and throughout the UK.”

The event will showcase broad themes including wildlife and conservation, native breeds, food and farming, and heritage and skills. The breadth and diverse range of charities taking part in the parade provides an ideal opportunity to draw together and catalogue their collective achievements to date. HRH The Prince of Wales’s charities illustrate the complex and interconnected nature of the countryside and the features which make it unique, and to be cherished for future generations. It is being supported by Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, A.E. Rodda & Son Ltd, Davidstow Cheese Ltd, Ginsters Ltd, South West Water Ltd and the Eden Project Ltd, and delivered by HPower.

The Prince’s Countryside Parade will take place in the main arena on Thursday 7th June 2018 at the Royal Cornwall Show.

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