Agricultural legal specialists at Dyne Drewett have called on fellow businesses to support the Somerset Farmers’ Recovery Fund aimed at helping farmers affected by the flooding.
Launched by the Royal Bath and West Society, it was set up in response to requests from people wanting to give money to help the farming community returning to their land.
Earlier this week it was announced the Society would be working with the Somerset Community Foundation.
The Foundation, which has run an emergency relief fund which has topped £1m, will match-fund money donated to the Recovery Fund.
Richard Pinney, head of agriculture at legal firm Dyne Drewett, which has offices in Sherborne, Shepton Mallet and Frome, said: “The real impact of the floods will be felt by farmers for months to come.
“Their ability to harvest anything growing this summer is virtually zero and many have already disposed of their stock and are therefore left with nothing to farm.
“Our farming community is very loyal and we are pleased to help in the small way we can but it is not just the farmers and their animals who are affected; it’s the entire rural infrastructure that needs solid investment.
“We risk losing such unique areas of rural England and the people that maintain them if they cannot recover which is why we felt it was so important to play our part and we urge other businesses to help secure the future of the area with support for the farmers.”
Dyne Drewett has given £1,000 to the Fund.