Help for Heroes enjoy funds boost thanks to Galloway Country Fair 2014

14th October, 2014

Help for Heroes has enjoyed a cash boost thanks to its involvement in this year’s Galloway Country Fair which took place at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate in August.

The charity raised £320 as the annual show established an official charity partner for the first time this year. A team of cadets attended the weekend-long event to raise money, selling the show programmes with 20 per cent of all the takings going directly to the charity.

This total was in addition to the £607.45 raised by bucket donations across the weekend bringing the amount to £927.45.

The team at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, who have hosted the event since 2011, nominated Help for Heroes which offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving our country.

The Galloway Country Fair welcomed nearly 18,000 visitors over the two day show.

Mark Coombs, Estate Manager for Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, said: “We are delighted to have supported Help for Heroes during our 2014 Fair helping them raise more than £300 throughout the weekend.

“Most of us know someone who has served in the armed forces so it is great we were able to welcome and support the team.

“Introducing a formal charity partnership in 2014 was a huge success and is something we hope to continue in future years.”

Bryn Parry, Co-Founder of Help for Heroes, said: “H4H is all about ‘doing your bit’ and this event was a wonderful example of people having a good idea and rallying support whilst raising money for a wonderful cause.

“It is thanks to the generosity of the public and support from events like the Galloway County Fair that we have been able to achieve so much in a short time, but the soldiers, sailors and airmen who are injured today will still need our support in the future. They are still battling and we won’t let them battle alone.

“The recent anniversary events for WW1 and D-Day reminded us how important this is and the shared respect between the veterans of all generations. Our aim is to ensure the Recovery Centres are here for all who need them for a lifetime’s support. That’s a big commitment and we are counting on our friends’ on-going help to deliver on this promise.

“Thank you to the organisers and to everyone attending for your support.”

For more information on Help for Heroes get in touch with volunteer county co-ordinator for Dumfries and Galloway, Elizabeth Graham on 01228 791 727 / [email protected]