PRESS RELEASE: 19 September 2017
Buckham Fair 2017 breaks another fund-raising record with £99,000 for Charity
Beaminster, Dorset: Today, Buckham Fair, an annual vintage Fair comprising of Horse and Dog Shows as well as Food, Craft and Artisan exhibitors, held in Beaminster, Dorset, announced that the results of 2017’s fundraising efforts have again broken the record for the highest-ever funds raised since the began in 2008, totalling £99,000.
Of 2017’s success, Martin Clunes said, “Our intention, through Buckham Fair, was to support local charities in our area who are changing lives daily. Following the huge success we saw in 2016, we were hoping to be able to better the funds raised this year, and we did it. Buckham Fair, which has been running for 9 years now, keeps getting bigger and better and sees support from all over the world. We are extremely proud of the continued support we receive from sponsors, exhibitors, suppliers, volunteers and visitors who give up so much of their time, and money, to join our cause. We are also especially thankful to the continued support from the Barclays volunteer team that contributed to this day being such a success.”
Despite challenging weather conditions later in the day, Buckham Fair 2017 provided visitors to the event with an array of wonderful spectacles such as the Quack Pack and the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre, including an appearance by Neil Morrissey and the Welsh Corgi League and their 30-strong corgi team.
This year’s nominated charity to benefit from Buckham Fair’s fundraising effort is the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Bill Sivewright, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Chief Executive Officer said: “Once again, as well as giving the dog and horse fans a real treat, Buckham Fair provided something for everyone and we saw nothing but smiling faces throughout the day. Of course, by the end of the day, they were wet smiling faces but that didn’t seem to matter. Given that the average cost of a mission is £3,000, we are incredibly grateful, on their behalf, that this amazing donation will help our Critical Care Team to reach 22 patients. That’s potentially 22 lives saved. What a gift!”
Next year’s event will be held on Sunday 19 August 2018 and we look forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary with all who attend.
About Buckham Fair: Buckham Fair is held in August every year and offers a fun day out for the entire family. With a wide variety of display acts, horse shows, dog shows, funfair activities, exhibition stands and a large food court with some of the best local food producers in the area, Buckham Fair invites visitors to become actively involved by offering something for everyone. For more information about Buckham Fair please visit www.buckhamfair.co.uk or contact Event Secretary, Katy Roberts on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07732 697075.