121st West Mid Show 26th - 27th June 2010


Charity auction hailed huge success

19 March 2009

It has been announced today by Gary Tudor Commercial Director of the Shropshire & West Midlands Agricultural Society that thousands of pounds have been raised for 3 Shropshire based charities.

The Event which was held on the West Mid Showground on the 19th of March was a resounding success. Gary wished to express his thanks to the generosity shown by local companies who supported the event by donating lots for the evening. “The generosity shown by the local companies was generous in the extreme”. “The guests who attended also showed great support by spending and had a very enjoyable evening. “I am delighted that so many companies donated lots in the current climate”. “I would also like to thank our guest of honour for the evening Mr Geoff Capes, the events sponsors Henshalls Insurance, Heritage Glass Group, Shropshire Vending Services, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and Starfish Advertising and Marketing.”

“The event would not have been possible without the committed and loyal support of the sponsorship committee headed up by Tony Randall newly appointed Business Ambassador for the Society, Bob Hicklin, Dave Williams Jim Thompson, David Tudor, Annie Home Dodd and the office team”.

Tony Randall said “It was a hugely successful evening and showcased some of the facilities that the West Mid Showground has to offer, whilst raising much needed funds for these very worthwhile charities. This is an event which we hope to repeat annually.

The lots on the evening were very varied and included Dinner for 6 at Claridges with Gordon Ramsey and a fully signed Man Utd team shirt. Both lots sold for well in excess of the reserve price.

The Committee will now present Hope House Children’s Hospice with a cheque for £1690.11, the County Air Ambulance will also be receiving a cheque for the same amount. A presentation will be made next week.

Vanessa Thomas- Fundraising Manager of Hope House said” We were delighted to be involved in this superb event and this donation will provide much needed funds for the Hospice”

Jason Dennis Corporate Manager of the County Air Ambulance said” "We are delighted to accept this donation from The West Mids Show. The County Air Ambulance Trust is the only air ambulance charity in the Central England Region with the capability to direct funding to key parts of the network. This will help to ensure optimum quantity and quality of Helicopter Emergency Medical Systems for accident and emergency patients in the region. We receive no financial support from the Government, NHS, or the National Lottery and rely on your donations to keep our service
running. Your support will save lives."

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