The Hayfield Country Show and Sheepdog Trials has this year donated £10,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support – the most they have ever raised and donated to a charity.
The money, raised through programme sales and show profits, will fund Macmillan’s 80 nurses in hospitals and the community in Derbyshire, as well as the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at Blythe House.
Set-up in 1977, the show attracts visitors from all over the UK to the two-day event in September to enjoy the dog trials and other attractions.
Gini Smith, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Derbyshire, said: “The Hayfield Country Show and Sheepdog Trials is a fantastic event and a great day out for everyone.
“We were delighted that Macmillan was chosen as this year’s charity and we are totally overwhelmed at the huge amount raised – more than in any year before.
“We’d like to thank the committee, the organisers, everyone who attended and supported Macmillan through the show so that we can continue to support people in Derbyshire affected by cancer.”
Every day 15 people in Derbyshire hear the devastating news they have cancer and this will see the county’s population of people living with cancer nearly double in the next 15 years to over 71,000.
In the High Peak alone there are more than 500 cancer diagnoses every year and by 2030, there will be almost 7,000 people living with or beyond cancer in the area.
The show’s committee is always looking for new members and volunteers to help over the weekend to ensure the event’s continued success.
If you are interested in getting involved, contact chairman Paul Bagshaw on 01663 742112.