Charities to benefit from the Aylsham Show

Just Regional
Nov 7, 2022 2 mins read

Organisers of the Aylsham Show have announced £15,000 is to be paid to local charities and good causes.
Although costs of staging the August Bank Holiday show at Blicking Park were almost 40pc higher than three years ago, a modest surplus was made.
Mike Gamble, chairman of the Aylsham Agricultural Show Association, said that grants will be made at the annual meeting on January 17. To apply, organisations need to fill in a form, available on the Aylsham Show’s website, and submit it by November 10.
“After a three-year break we’re delighted that the Aylsham Show has again made a surplus which can be shared with local organisations,” said Mike.
“When the Association was founded almost 75 years ago, it was a key aim to raise funds for charities and the local community.”
David Hitcham, Aylsham Show Event Organiser, said: “The 2022 Show went really well, with very good weather conditions on the day and a total crowd approaching 15,000.

“The revised Showground layout was well received by the public and exhibitors and, with a few tweaks, can be improved again for 2023  –  the 75th Show Anniversary.
“The show was very pleased this year to give thanks and substantial discounts on tickets to our tremendous key workers, and also people from the Ukraine.
“With the costs of putting on the Aylsham Show now in the region of £275,000, we are so grateful to the public, and all sponsors and exhibitors, who continue to give great support.”

SHOW TIME: The Aylsham Show made a welcome return to Blickling this year.  PHOTOS: IAN GRAVENELL

Aylsham Show officials met for the first time since the event and identified key areas for improving access and entrance to the showground, recognising that there had been lengthy delays, particularly on the Oulton route. Some mistakes had been made in traffic/ route signing, which had caused delays and were deeply regretted.
A special working group would be established to learn lessons and work even more closely with traffic management specialists to improve access.
Visit for information about the charity grants.

SHOW TIME: The Aylsham Show made a welcome return to Blickling this year.  PHOTOS: IAN GRAVENELL

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