ECCLESHALL SHOW SOCIETY has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award is given in recognition of the work undertaken by an organisation which is made up entirely of volunteers. Now in its 71st year, the Show Society, which started life as Eccleshall Gymkhana and Agricultural Society, has raised thousands of pounds for numerous charities by organising the annual Eccleshall Show.
Edward Lambert, Chairman of Eccleshall Show Society said “The Show Society is delighted to have been recognised in this way. Many people give so generously of their time to ensure that our annual country show goes from strength to strength and continues to entertain people of all generations. The show brings people from different backgrounds together and provides the platform for many charities and local groups to promote their work and raise vital funds”.
This year’s Eccleshall Show will be held on Saturday 1 September at Sugnall Parks, and further details can be found online at www.eccleshallshow.co.uk. In the coming weeks the show’s website will receive an overhaul so be sure to visit to keep up to date with all the plans for this year’s show.
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Notes for Editors:
Eccleshall Show Society was founded in 1947 with the aim of providing a social event for the local community. The show has expanded significantly in recent years but it remains a very traditional rural event run by volunteers. The generosity of local sponsors helps to defray the considerable costs of staging such a show. Any profits are donated to local charities.
For more information please contact:
Chairman : Edward Lambert 01785 282901 /07866 856492
Secretary : Mary Cartmail 07702 240511
Show Manager : Amanda Graham 01785 859556
Equestrian : Fiona Fraser 07784 858916
Publicity : Sheila Kettle 01785 284880 /07967 713512
Website : www.eccleshallshow.co.uk
Twitter : @eccleshall show and on Facebook