Worcestershire’s annual, ever popular Hanbury Countryside Show is set to celebrate a milestone 25 years of support for local lifesavers, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
The local event, which takes place at Park Hall Farm in Redditch in Worcestershire, has been supporting Midlands Air Ambulance Charity with donations for the previous 24 years, raising more than £10,000, funding vitally important missions across the region. The upcoming event taking place on Saturday 1st July 2023 will mark the show’s 25th year of support for the vitally important pre-hospital emergency service.
Last year, the show raised £1,000 for the charity, helping make three missions possible in the service’s Southern critical care car which covers Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire. The event’s organisers have donated every year since 1998.
Richard Heath, sponsorship manager for Hanbury Countryside Show, said: “For farmers and horse owners, it almost goes without saying that the service Midlands Air Ambulance Charity provides is very often lifesaving. Indeed, several show committee members have required the service and it is a charity very close to the hearts of many. It is hoped that we can continue making donations to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity for another 25 years and beyond.”
Charley Burke, Worcestershire fundraising executive for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity said: “We recently celebrated our 32nd birthday and to think that for 25 of those years we have received the continuous support of the Hanbury Countryside Show is phenomenal.
“We do not receive any funding from the government for our daily missions, so Its thanks to community groups, organisations and events, like this one, that we are able to continue saving lives.”
This year’s show is set to be the biggest yet, with an expected 14,000 people in attendance celebrating the very best of British farming and rural life. There will be competitions for sheep, cattle, horses, goats, pigs, dogs, horticulture, and farriery, as well as vintage vehicles. A special new animal feature has also been added for this year’s show, in collaboration with Attwell Farm Park, and special guest, TV’s Jules Hudson will also be in attendance.
For more information about the show and to buy advance tickets visit www.hanburyshow.co.uk
Find out more about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, visit the website and follow the organisation on social media.