Imagine not being able to pop to the shops, or even have your rubbish collected – welcome to life on the Somerset Levels. But our volunteers are still getting through.
The view from John and Vera Budge’s kitchen window – a glassy lake reflecting the dramatic winter sky – is picturesque. Just one problem: that’s not a lake. It’s the field right behind their house.
The couple live in Thorney Halt, one of the villages on the Somerset Levels that have been completely cut off by floodwater for almost two months now.