Guilsfield Show is self funding and relies on the enormous support of our local community and show visitors to continue each year. Our show costs are covered by our entrance fees, profit from our social functions and the generous support of our sponsors. All of our committee members are voluntary and we are also supported by many members of our local community.
In addition, Guilsfield Show aims to raise money for charitable causes each year and part of the Presidents' role is to nominate the charities for that year. In 2018, Chris and Robin Cooke nominated MEDS and Wales Air Ambulance as their chosen charities. The success of the 2018 show meant £625 was donated to each charity, with an additional £350 being donated to the Guilsfield Defibrillator Appeal. Getting involved in the show really does help these great causes.
Our 2019 presidents - Maurice and Aisla Jones have nominated Hope House and MacMillan Cancer Support as their chosen charities, which I am sure you will agree are two extremely worthwhile charities.
Hope House offer a range of services including respite and end-of-life care for children at their two hospices and/or within the family home, and support such as counselling and advocacy. Bereavement support is offered to all children, young people and family members for as long as is needed.
Your help is vital so that they can provide the care and support that the children, young people and families so desperately need. Hope House must raise over £6.3 million every year to maintain services and they receive just one month's funding from statutory bodies. Find out more about Hope House on their website - https://www.hopehouse.org.uk/home.html
MacMillan aim to help people live life as fully as they can following a cancer diagnosis, by providing physical, financial and emotional support. From the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, MacMillan are there, offering support.
As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. Macmillan Cancer Support's goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK. Find out more about MacMillan Cancer Support on their website - https://www.macmillan.org.uk/