The National Trust for Jersey, whose patron is the Prince of Wales, has been invited to take part in the Prince’s Countryside Parade on the first day of the Royal Cornwall Show on 7 June.
Now in its 223rd year, the Royal Cornwall Show takes place over three days in early June at the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge – a thriving market town on the River Camel between Padstow and Bodmin.
The event – the biggest to take place in the county – celebrates food and farming in Cornwall, rural crafts, activities and Cornish heritage. The charity will be represented by its marketing and events manager Donna Le Marrec, fundraiser Sarah Hill and education officer Jo Stansfield, who will be waving the flag for Jersey and promoting the work of the trust in protecting the Island’s coastline.
Mrs Le Marrec would not reveal which one of the three staff members would be wearing the puffin suit on the day.
The parade at the Cornish show is one of four being organised by the Prince’s Countryside Fund at major country shows in the UK this summer.
The fund was set up by Prince Charles in 2010 to celebrate and promote the values and traditions of the countryside, and to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life.