Gallery/Video: Country fair showcases the best of Suffolk
By Matt Hunter
East Anglian Daily Times
BELLY dancers, sheep-dog displays, bee- keeping and a host of music proved a hit at this year’s Framlingham Country Show.
The show, which raised money for five different charities, was organised by Paula and Guy Edmundson from the Suffolk company Classic Festivals and Events.
"The whole idea is to celebrate everything from East Anglia. All the money made goes back to the charities, we want to give something back," Mrs Edmundson said.
"It went really well, it is like a village fete but on a bigger scale. Local chefs and local artisans, we are keeping it local.
"I think everyone absolutely loved it – people going away smiling, saying they would come back again next year.
"We are really pleased, last year in our second year we had about 5,000 people over three days."
Last year the event raised £3550 for the two charities it was supporting.
The event was held amid the stunning surrounds of Framlingham College and with the backdrop of the town’s famous castle.
The show was organised in tandem with the Suffolk Food and Drink Festival. This year the event supported the charities Dream On, Help for Heroes, RABI, RSPCA and Survivors in Transition.
I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of Saints Sled Dog Rescue to the organisers for allowing us to run the fun dog show at this weekends Elveden Festivals of Dogs. We raised much needed funds for the rescue which will enable us to help many more dogs. A special thank you to Penny for all your help and support. See you at St Albans.
Dear Guy and Paula
On behalf of the Mid-Suffolk Driving for the Disabled Group, thank you for allowing us to be one of your chosen charities at the Framlingham Country Fayre last weekend
Your generous support has resuted in our receiving approximately £700.00. This was only possible with your help together with your family and friends including the donation from yourselves of the venison and pork for our bowling stall. We are really grateful for this fund raising opportunity and the group will benefit immensely form your generosity of time, effort and dedication to our cause.
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Classic Festivals & Events
I am writing as Classic Festivals and Events invited our charity – Survivors in Transition (Charity Number 1144655) to theFramlingham Country Show on 14th and 15th April. They were also
instrumental in arranging various fundraising events for us over the weekend
which resulted in our charity raising over £1000 towards core costs.
We are a charity based in Suffolk who provide support for adult survivors of
Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). As well as the obvious financial benefit to our
charity this gesture also enabled us to raise the profile of our charity and raise
public awareness of the prevalence and effects of CSA. It is estimated in the UK
that one in four women and one in six men are affected by CSA.
The benefits to our charity from our attendance at this fair were enormous and
we are extremely grateful to Classic Festivals and Events and all their lovely staff.
Sent: 04/20 12:30 PM
To: 'Paula Corbett'
Subject: THANK YOU & contact details
Thank you so much for inviting us to the show. We had a fantastic time. We collected over £750 in donations and took almost £650 in sales.
I have counted up your donation and there was £1441.42 inside. I have banked it and will give you a receipt on the 28th April.
Thank you once again for your generosity and helping to raise so much money for help for Heroes.
Volunteer County Co-ordinator
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