Advice from Bishop Peter to Licensed Clergy - 7 February

Advice from Bishop Peter to Licensed Clergy - 7 February

Advice from Bishop Peter to licensed clergy - 7 February

Flood help in Somerset contacts and advice

What can I do?

There are many needs great and small from offering a bed to some one and housing a few domestic chickens or a family pet temporarily to housing farm animals and providing bulk food for these animals.

To offer help

RABI The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

This is farming's national charity, operating throughout England and Wales. Their central operations are based in Oxford, with regional officers in both the welfare and fundraising departments working at local level.

R.A.B.I. provides care and support for farmers, farm workers, farm managers and their dependents. Many of those we support are retired people who are struggling to get by for any reason.

Regional Manager, South West England is Pam Wills

Tel: Pam Wills- 01749 838682 or 077825336224

The RABI web site is

If you are in need of help contact Pam. There is financial help available. You may also contact Pam if you wish to donate or donate on line at and use the supporting us tab. At the bottom of the page click the Make a Donation tab at the top right of the JustGiving page click on the donate tab where you can specify on the leave a message that your donation is for the Somerset Levels Flood.

FLAG Flooding on the Levels Action Group

This group are taking offers of help and matching that with the needs of those in need and distress. I you are in need of help or offering do get in touch.

They can be contacted on or

the groups coordinator

They can be found on facebook

They are not taking donations.

FCN Farming Community Network

FCN has strong and longstanding links with the farming community and agriculture throughout England and Wales. The volunteers are all farmers or are associated with farming and understand the problems in all areas facing agriculture today.

FCN Somerset can be contacted direct 01934 712128 or 07867507677 or FCN web site. Help line 08453679990

Donations can be made through the website

Follow the Donate online tab at the top right of the page to JustGiving then the donate tab where you can specify on the leave a message that your donation is for the Somerset Levels Flood.

Somerset Community Foundation

Somerset Emergency Flood Relief Fund

If you are seeking financial assistance as a result of the flooding on the Somerset Levels or elsewhere in the county, please go to their web site.

01749 344949


Communities on the Somerset Levels have reached a crisis point as they cope with extensive and long-term flooding. For many it is the second time in two years they have been affected, and whole communities have been cut off for weeks.Giving through Somerset Community Foundation is a simple and effective way for you to make a difference through their web site.

NFU National Farmers Union

Have you got fodder or space to house stock?

Contact the NFU South West office with specific details and your contact info:


Tweet: @NFUsouthwest

You can drop off forage for flood-hit farmers at Sedgemoor Livestock Market, off J24 of the M5, postcode TA6 6DF. Call 01278 410278 to arrange a delivery time.

Farmers in need of fodder, or who have forage to offer, can also check the NFU FodderBank here.

If you are a haulier or you want to offer fodder or hay to flooded farmers in the South West, drop@Wheat_Daddya tweet

This list is not exhaustive but I hope go some way towards pointing people in the right direction.

Revd. Chris Keys

Chaplain Sedgemoor Auction Centre

Rural Dean Sedgemoor

01278 691098 07884325009