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We are the countryside: our 2021 campaign

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Victoria Ekpo enjoying a countryside walk with Footsteps, her walking group for black women and their friends CPRE

Read all about our 2021 campaign promoting CPRE, the countryside charity, and our passion for a countryside for all.

At CPRE, we believe the countryside is for everyone. We’ve worked to promote and enhance this mission for almost a century.

To celebrate this, we’ve worked with others who share our passion for the countryside. Victoria Ekpo and Wilmer Carcamo share their stories in our new films and explain what the countryside means to them.

'As Victoria says in her poem: we are the countryside; you, me and every fellow here.'

Enjoy the films, share with friends and family on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and learn more about CPRE, our campaign successes and what we believe in.

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We are the countryside: meet Victoria Ekpo

Victoria, based in Liverpool, tells us about her experiences of isolation in lockdown and how walking with other black women has helped her to improve her mental health and enjoy her local area.

Read ‘meet Victoria Ekpo’ video transcript.

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We are the countryside: meet Wilmer Carcamo

Wilmer, who lives with his wife and son Maddox in Morpeth, tells us about his experience of moving to rural Northumberland, how it compares to his life in Honduras and how he's found setting up his own business in the countryside.

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We are the countryside: learn more about CPRE

We've made this joyful film to celebrate everything that makes the countryside so great - the communities, the places and the people, including Wilmer and Victoria, our campaign stars.

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Be a part of the countryside

We’re always working to protect, promote and enhance the wonderful countryside that means so much to us.

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