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Hope Show Success (for visitors & Rotary alike)

August  Bank Holiday Monday was a huge success for Hope Show, which first set its stall out on fields by Lose Hill in 1853. The weather was warm and sunny, drawing in record numbers.

Hope Show was and still is, an agricultural  show

                            Junior competitors on horseback

        Fun for the Kids

Our Club had been asked to help organise the vintage and classic car element of the show, and were allocated a gazebo for which Valley Rotarians could demonstrate what we do for the local community.

(above) President Andrew checks that all's going well for the cars - 
as well as the Rotary side of things .

Vintage and classic cars in a rural setting - you can see the 
'Pimple' topping Win Hill in the background 

                   There were classic tractors to see, along with vintage & classic cars

The decision was made to offer (sell) nearly new books (some of them unread and in pristine condition) to the public, with proceeds going in the main to Dukes Barn. Along with Valley Rotarians, Mary & Linda from this local charity ( ) manned the book stall, with proceeds totalling £333.01 (not sure where the penny came from!). 

Total proceeds from book sales and Guess the name of the Teddy Bear, all to be passed to local charities amounted to £457.00. As an aside, many visitors to the Rotary tent told us heartwarming stories about the work of Dukes Barn - the main local charity Valley Rotarians are supporting during 2013/14. Check our website in July 2014 and you'll be able to see how many £thousands our Club has given to local charities over the year.

Many thanks to Lee Charles from Bradwell Packaging, who stored and then delivered the books (and other equipment) in his van. Returning  at the end of the show to deliver and pack on pallets, the unsold books to his faciltiy in Aston Trading Estate. Earlier this month Rosemary Charles had spent a full day helping to collate, sort and label books earmarked for sales from our tent at Hope Show. 

Meanwhile Jane Goldilocks Jones, pushed a pram around the show ground. The pram contained a large toy bear, with children being asked to guess the name of the Teddy Bear. Goldilocks caught the attention of the Sheffield Star's photographer, who snapped pictures of Jane dressed in her fetching Goldilocks outfit. At the end of the day one happy child won the bear, with our coffers being £124 the richer - all destined to go too local charities.