The Duchess of Cornwall becomes Patron of the Langford Trust
Press release issued: 22 November 2006
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall has become Patron of the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare.
The aim of the Trust is to encourage public education in animal health and welfare while developing and implementing methods of livestock production conducive to the health and welfare of animals.
Sir David Wills Bt, Chairman of the Langford Trust, said: “We are delighted Her Royal Highness has chosen to be involved with the charity, especially as The Duchess of Cornwall is the first Patron of the Trust.
“Her Patronage is a great honour for the Trust and can only be a tremendous boost to our appeal for a new equine and farm animal surgical facility.”
The Langford Trust was established to relieve suffering and to further animal welfare by:
• Promoting the practice, advancement and teaching of veterinary science;
• Fostering public education in Animal Health and Welfare;
• Developing and implementing methods of livestock production conducive to the health and welfare of animals.
To achieve this, the policy of the Langford Trust is to raise funds that can be used solely to benefit the University of Bristol’s School of Clinical Veterinary Science at Langford.
The Langford Trust was founded in 1990, following recognition of the need to improve facilities at the Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, in order to accommodate an increase in the number of undergraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students, by expanding both clinical facilities and teaching space.
The Langford Trust’s current joint appeal with the University of Bristol is to raise £2.5 million for a new equine and farm animal surgical facility, a ‘state of the art’ surgical building for the treatment of sick horses and farm animals.
The proposed building will complete the development of the Bristol Equine Centre, which will provide the best possible medical and surgical treatment for all patients, as well as improving the training of veterinary and veterinary nursing undergraduates and postgraduates for generations to come.