Mirfield Show

Cash in on an outstanding day out at the Mirfield Show with support from the new Secure Communities Scheme from Burg-Wächter.

Diary Date: Sunday 18th August 2019 Mirfield Show Ground, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield WF14 9NE.

What’s On: horse and pony classes, dog show, gardening, cookery and photography competitions, live music, gun dog displays, arts and craft stands, meet the animals, bouncy castles and so much more! The main show ring will feature stunt horse riding by the Amis d’Onna, voted one of one of the best arena acts in Scotland, alongside Cactus Djakes’ Western Extravaganza.

On Sunday 18th August, the Mirfield showground becomes the centre of attention, attracting 10,000 visitors to the annual Mirfield Show.  It promises to be high on value, large on entertainment and memorable in every way.  Children under the age of 16 can attend for free.

The Mirfield show offers a magic day out, mixing traditional agricultural show with all-round entertainment for the whole family.  Visitors can try and pick out the winning pony, spot the bonniest baby, choose the golden oldie dog or guess which entry will win the best flower display or the most delicious home-made cake competitions.

The event is staged by The Mirfield Agricultural Association and is over 70 years old.  It has been reinvigorated in recent years, with visitors appreciating the show’s unique mix of local rivalry and community spirit, the outstanding entertainment with plenty of opportunities for family fun.  This year’s theme is ‘Transport’ and offers the chance to display the full range of transportation from horse-drawn to steam and up to modern day.

Show organiser Joe Kelly commented.  “Mirfield Show is proud to be one of the lowest priced family agricultural days out in Yorkshire.  We offer such a large number of events, competitions and attractions that families often tell us they are hard pushed to get around them all in the day!”

The Mirfield Show is supported by the Secure Communities Scheme with an award of £1,000 cash and a Show Security Kit to help keep the event keep safe and sound.  Burg-Wächter is one of Europe’s leading producers of safes, post-boxes and security products.  Its Secure Communities Scheme aims to support active and thriving communities. Mark Pearson from Burg-Wächter explained: “A strong local community helps people feels safe as individuals, which is what we aim to achieve as a business. The Mirfield show is an important local event that brings people together in a positive fashion. We are delighted to be able to support the show”.

Joe Kelly adds “The Secure Communities Scheme offers a very practical and useful award that has helped us protect and secure the Show, both physically and financially.  We are very grateful to Burg-Wächter for its support”.

Seeking new community projects in Yorkshire.

The Secure Communities Scheme is to be launched across Yorkshire from September and is seeking new projects to support.  The criteria is simple:  that the project is organised by and benefits the local community.   A fund of up to £1000 a month is available and awards are made based on the potential for positive local impact.  Priority will be given to applications of £500.  In addition, successful applicants also benefit from security advice in relation to their project or activity including up to £150 worth of free product.

Besides festivals, fetes and summer shows, the Secure Communities Scheme is open to communities undertaking maintenance or refurbishment projects relating to property or open spaces.  This could involve allotments, common areas, village halls, sports fields or activity centres.  Community events and activities are also eligible for anything from school breakfast clubs to food banks or firework displays to fun runs.

Mark Pearson from Burg-Wächter commented: “We are known for our safes and post-boxes alongside our extensive range of locking products.  We regularly receive requests for products to support charitable and community causes.  The Secure Communities Scheme enables us to formalise and scale up our charitable and community support, so that it reaches a wider audience.  We hope that the Mirfield Show will be the spring-board for more applications from across Yorkshire”.

More information on the awards can be found at www.burgbiz/uk. More information on the Mirfield Show can be found at www.mirfieldshow.com