Through my work I have always tried to give back to the community that supports me year-round, every year. Apart from direct payments to farmers for fleece, I have often contributed to environmental protection and conservation within the Yorkshire Dales, especially to training young people in these skills. But during these strange and difficult times as we seek to contain and understand new and unseen dangers I have decided to give back via the Cumbria Community Foundation. Their motto is apt: connecting people who care with causes that matter. This foundation supports communities across the entire county. I am particularly concerned for hill farmers and their families, many of whom are already barely scratching a living from our intensely beautiful but harsh landscape. The price of lamb has already collapsed. I wonder what will happen to the price of wool? And to the price of feed and straw next winter?
So, if you should feel able to purchase anything from my shop over the coming months I am offering you a discount — enter STAYHOME at checkout to get 20% off almost everything — and I will be donating 10% of all website sales each month for the rest of this year to the CCF.
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