Isle of Wight Zoo’s Covid Appeal

BY NIGEL BEAN As our regular readers will be well aware, the Editor of this magazine and I are in the middle of a legal dispute with the BBC’s Chris Packham and his charity the Wildheart Trust, now cynically renamed the Wildheart Sanctuary, which runs the Isle of Wight zoo. Well, when this charity recently reported their financials to the Charity Commission, we uncovered yet … Continue reading Isle of Wight Zoo’s Covid Appeal

When Does a Charity Become Uncharitable?

BY STEVE GRANT Let me begin by warning you I’m going to be uncharitable about a charity. It’s not really the done thing but this charity isn’t bothered at being uncharitable about others or at inviting others to behave the same way. And all under the supposedly watchful eyes of the Charity Commission. Anyone running a charity must make sure it complies with its governing … Continue reading When Does a Charity Become Uncharitable?


BY JAMIE FOSTER The Queen lead guitarist Brian May has taken a bit of grief on the pages of this magazine. However, in the interests of fairness and gentlemanliness, today Brian could do with our help. And’s it the right thing to do to help him. The legendary guitarist and songwriter told talkRADIO the BBC is refusing to play any charity record except the BBC’s … Continue reading Woman

Combating Veteran Loneliness

BY NICK PEARCE Following on from this weekend’s Country Squire Magazine article on fighting rural loneliness, a member of SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, asked the Squires to highlight “Joining Forces” and Veterans’ Breakfast Clubs which could help out any veterans experiencing loneliness. Joining Forces is an Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust-supported project to support the quality of life and well-being of veterans (anyone who … Continue reading Combating Veteran Loneliness

James Delingpole

CSM EDITORIAL When the writer James Delingpole announced last week that he sought funds from the Great British public to help him deal with the medical costs he’d face at an American or German clinic to treat his recently-diagnosed Lyme Disease, perhaps he should have expected Twitter-dwelling lefties to come out on the side of the tick. Perhaps Delingpole was prepared for the leftie Twitterati … Continue reading James Delingpole


Here at Country Squire Magazine we have focused on the hidden problem of homelessness in the countryside. Rural homelessness is a major problem, as our interview of Mandy Baldwin highlighted last year. Today we’d like to draw your attention to a new campaign, represented by the Charity StreetLink, to help Britain’s homeless mostly across towns and cities. StreetLink exists to help end rough sleeping by … Continue reading StreetLink

Charity Sector in a Mess

BY JAMIE FOSTER Celebrity lawyer “Mr Loophole’ Nick Freeman was attending his old public school reunion dinner when last week’s bad weather prevented him from travelling. This left him with two booked and paid for rooms at a four star hotel in London. Rather than letting them go to waste he asked his daughter to offer the rooms to a homeless charity. His daughter contacted … Continue reading Charity Sector in a Mess

Farming Education: The Country Trust

An Important Press Release from Our Friends at The Country Trust:  Leaving the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy provides an opportunity for agricultural reform. The government has launched a consultation for the future of food, farming and the environment and wants to know your thoughts on the future of agricultural policy in England. The Country Trust is particularly keen to see that education remains as a … Continue reading Farming Education: The Country Trust

Changing Seasons at Raveningham

BY PHIL HESMONDHALGH Children from Mile Cross Primary School, Norwich enjoy a fabulous return visit to impressive Raveningham Estate in South Norfolk, to learn how food is produced and see first-hand the changes that happen on the farm at different times of the year. Earlier this summer, a class of Year 3 children from Mile Cross Primary School enjoyed a visit to Raveningham Estate to … Continue reading Changing Seasons at Raveningham

Country Trust

Friends of Country Squire Magazine – The Country Trust – have issued a press release. The Country Trust do a brilliant job bringing the countryside to disadvantaged primary school children. We are happy to publish it below: Bringing the wonders of the countryside alive for city children Thanks to a donation from specialist caterers Caterlink to educational charity The Country Trust, children from three London … Continue reading Country Trust

Classroom Lambing

CSM EDITORIAL Our friends at The Country Trust Charity released a press release this week regarding beaming footage of lambing into the classrooms of city children. We here at Country Squire Magazine are very happy to cover this wonderful initiative. Here it is below: Bringing the wonders of lambing into the classroom Educational charity The Country Trust install a “LambCam” on a working farm in … Continue reading Classroom Lambing

Eradicating UK Homelessness: Part 2

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN This is the second and final part of an article published yesterday on Eradicating Homelessness in the UK. The first part can be found here.  Yesterday in Part 1, I explained that the wrong people were at the cutting edge of dealing with the Homelessness problem in Britain. That we should seek to eradicate the problem and not exacerbate it. I promised … Continue reading Eradicating UK Homelessness: Part 2

Eradicating UK Homelessness: Part 1

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN For a myriad of reasons, the miserable issue of Homelessness means a great deal to me. I have spent many hours facing up to this problem in town and countryside. Let’s cut to the chase: Homelessness is not a problem which Rich Britain should ever have to face. I have volunteered in a homeless shelter in the prosperous South East, and in … Continue reading Eradicating UK Homelessness: Part 1

In Defence of Operation Christmas Child

BY ANASTASIA CHOO The official turning on of the Christmas street lights in Oxford Street is the starting pistol for me to organise Christmas, my favourite time of the year.  It starts with the Christmas card list and my children getting excited about filling their Operation Christmas Child shoe-boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse. I enjoy writing out my Christmas card list, choosing which card design … Continue reading In Defence of Operation Christmas Child