Buller District Council

His Royal Highness donation to Mayoral Relief Fund

27th September, 2021

News of the flood event which hit Westport hard in the middle of July made it to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall.

Their Royal Highnesses responded by making a donation through The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund to the Buller District’s Mayoral Relief Fund to assist flood affected residents.

Buller District Mayor Jamie Cleine said: “It is very thoughtful of them to contribute to the Mayoral Relief Fund. The fund directly assists flood affected residents, some of whom have lost everything and will be unable to return home for an extended period of time. I have thanked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for their generosity on behalf of our community.”

The Prince of Wales visited Westport in November 2015 when he charmed the crowds with a walk along the main street and visited the West Coast Brewery to sample the beer and whitebait patties, which he described as a perfect match.

For more information please contact:
Buller District Mayor
Jamie Cleine


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