Bristol-based charity raises over £20,000 for the environment

PUBLISHED: 11:45 05 February 2020

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Ellen Fay, Director of SSA

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Ellen Fay, Director of SSA

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The Sustainable Soils Alliance recently hosted a hugely successful fundraising evening, with money raised going towards reversing the UK’s soil health crisis

The Sustainable Soils Alliance (SSA), a Bristol-based charity aiming to reverse the UK's crisis in soil health, raised more than £20,000 at an evening hosted by alliance supporters, Yeo Valley, at the Canteen overlooking Blagdon lake.

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Ursula Billington, SSAHugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Ursula Billington, SSA

Tables for a delicious local meal were hosted by Yeo Valley, Burges Salmon, Triodos Bank, Weleda, Pukka and the Real Olive Company.Sir Tim Smit, Eden Project founder, gave the keynote speech on soils, followed by an entertaining auction of unique items and experiences.

Marin Anastasov, Head of Procurement at Pukka and Geraldine Hill-Male, Lecturer, Bath Spa & Chair, Chew Valley ArtsMarin Anastasov, Head of Procurement at Pukka and Geraldine Hill-Male, Lecturer, Bath Spa & Chair, Chew Valley Arts

The money raised will support the SSA's continuing work on climate change and carbon, biodiversity and soils in the supply chain.

Craig Sams, founder of Green & Blacks, with Hugh Fearnley WhittingstallCraig Sams, founder of Green & Blacks, with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

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