Countryside passion at Waddesdon with Buckinghamshire farmer Al Brooks

PUBLISHED: 12:29 22 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:29 22 April 2014

Al Brooks of Waddesdon Estates

Al Brooks of Waddesdon Estates


Buckinghamshire farmer Al Brooks is urging people to enter a photography competition and help to support a rural charity.

Al, who manages farms on Waddesdon Estates near Aylesbury, is a trustee of The Addington Fund and has pledged his support for Agrii’s competition.

Waddesdon Estates covers over 5,000 acres and is host to arable, forestry and livestock enterprises, including 1,000 ewe lambs and 150 suckler cows. In addition to his role there, Al has been a trustee of the Addington Fund for over 10 years.

“For those struggling to retire from farming, or in financial distress, there is help available,” he says. “The Addington Fund not only helps the older generation retire from farming without hardship, it also provides financial support for working farmers.”

Agrii is one of the UK farming industry’s leading suppliers of services, technology and strategic advice. For each person that enters the photography competition, Agrii will make a donation, divided between three rural charities: The Addington Fund, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, and the Royal Highland Education Trust.

The competition theme is ‘A Passion for the Countryside’. Entrants can submit as many photos as they like. Images by finalists will be displayed on the Agrii stand at Cereals 2014, where visitors will vote for the overall winner.The winner will receive £500 in electronics vouchers. The remaining five finalists will each receive £100 in vouchers. All six finalists plus the winner of the staff category will have their image included in the Agrii 2015 calendar.

Enter via and for full terms and conditions. Entries close on Monday, 12 May.

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