As we launch our 2018 show which will be our 8th year we can announce that to date we have donated a staggering £112,800.00 to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley.
In 2010 a group of friends and family stood around in a tack room discussing the prevalence of cancer and the effects it has on everyone around it. The feeling that they wanted to do more to combat this prevalent disease and help raise funds to support those fighting it and find a cure was at the forefront of their minds following the diagnosis of Sam Holland and Sue Alkin. Sam was and continues to receive fabulous treatment and support from The Royal Marsden in Sutton and St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley cared for Sue at the end of her fight, this made the decision of which charities to support a simple one.
Eight years on from the initial show we are so incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported us year after year.
Our sponsors ensure that every single penny earnt on the day of the show goes to the charities, close to 90% of our sponsors have been with us since that initial show in 2011 and we are exceptionally lucky that they continue to support us and the show as well as those who have come on board since.
Our helpers who again turn up year after year and have even started referring to jobs as there’s alone as well as organising holidays around the show. On average we have between 84 and 96 helpers on the show ground during the day who all work tirelessly to ensure the Surrey Spring Show is a fun, relaxed and supportive show for all our competitors.
Finally we cannot leave the thank you’s without a big thank you to the original committee members who are still eight years later working unbelievable hours to pull the show together. Anita Reid – Chairperson, Liz Daniell – Raffle, Sharon Warburton – Treasurer, Sam Holland – sponsorship and Mikey Holland – sponsorship. Please note that these titles in absolutely no way reflect the array of tasks they take on each year and for those of you have previously been to the show will know that an immense amount of work goes in to pull a show of this size together.