22nd Oct, 2016

Plenty of family fun at show

Evesham Editorial 18th Sep, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A SEA of colour was on display as the Bretforton Show hit the village at the weekend and helped raise £4,000 for St Richard’s Hospice.

More than 1,000 visitors flocked to the grounds of the Bretforton Manor on Saturday (September 13) to enjoy the second annual event in the rural area.

The day included performances from Bretforton’s Silver Band, demonstrations from Worcester Owl Conservation Group and the North Cotswold Pony Club, British Vintage Motorbikes, craft stalls and a real ale tent from the Fleece Inn.

Entries to the show classes were up on last year and included displays of fruit and vegetable, flowers, photography, handicrafts and cookery.

Mark Chambers, from Bretforton Manor, said: “It was a fantastic day all round. We were thrilled with the turnout and delighted that we will be able to make a significant donation to St Richard’s Hospice.

“The weather was perfect, we had lots to keep people entertained and the quality of entries in the show was wonderful. We are looking forward to next year already.”

Rachel Jones, fund-raising manager for St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to Mark and Angela Chambers for hosting such a superb event and the committee who put such a lot of time and energy into making the event such a success.

“The money the event raised will help us to continue our care of patients and their loved ones when they need us at a very difficult time.”

Connie Proctor, four, rides Robin around the orchard led by Harry Atkins, nine, Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3814014MMR1

Michelle Wood and her niece Emily Hunt, one, find a quiet spot. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3814014MMR3

Visitors look at the produce on show. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3814014MMR5

Bretforton Silver Band entertain the visitors. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3814014MMR4