MAR 01] AVON
Sheppard Helps Suffering Farmers
wedding, lifestyle and portrait photography in Warwickshire and the
West Midlands visit
crisis fund has been set up to help Warwickshire farmers cope with the
foot and mouth disease, and a studio that specialises in location
photography is donating money to it.
Studios in Wellesbourne regularly uses farms across Warwickshire as
settings for its lifestyle photography.
ANDREW SHEPPARD AT
ONE OF THE CLOSED OFF AREAS
is to donate £50 from every shoot to raise up to £1,000 for the fund
set up last week at the National Agricultural Centre in Stoneleigh to
help farmers not entitled to compensation from the government.
Studios manager Andrew Sheppard said:
farmers of Warwickshire have always been very good to us in
providing locations for us to use for our photoshoots.
least we can do to help them is to donate some of the money we earn
to help them through the crisis.”
Sheppard added that his own business is being affected as popular
locations such Charlecote Park, Kenilworth Castle and the Welcombe
Hills have been made off limits.
having to think on our feet and come up with alternative locations
– people’s gardens, churches, interesting buildings well away
from agricultural areas and urban landscapes which have a hard but
the foot and moth crisis deepens it is not agriculture but tourism,
leisure and now businesses like ours which are being hard hit.
with the farmers of this country I shall breathe a sigh of relief
when this whole desperate situation is behind us was can get back to
business as usual.”