2012 once again sees the return of the successful Borderway Agri Expo. Now in its 6th year, the Expo will combine Sheep and Beef Farmers, from across the United Kingdom at the Borderway Exhibition Centre in Carlisle, in one world class event.
Last year’s event attracted around 10,000 exhibitors and spectators and along with this came a huge fundraising effort for both Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland and the British Heart Foundation. The £3600 raised in the Grand Charity Raffle was split between the two charities and last week they were each presented with a cheque for £1800.
Heather Pritchard, Pedigree Sales and Marketing Manager for the event organisers Harrison & Hetherington commented on the sizable contribution to the charities; “I am delighted to represent Harrison & Hetherington today in presenting these cheques. They are a testament to the hard work these charities put into helping the lives of those in need. We were grateful for the support from local businesses in donating prizes for the raffle, and even more grateful to the exhibitors and spectators at the event who purchased raffle tickets and funded these donations.”
Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland provide a free nursing service for people at the end stages of life who prefer to be cared for in their own homes. The charity assists over 300 patients each year and covers 1500 square miles across North and East Cumbria and the city of Carlisle.
The British Heart Foundation is a National charity who plays a leading role in the fight against cardiovascular disease. Since the 1960’s this charity has funded some of the greatest breakthroughs in heart science.
Once again this year the Borderway Agri Expo will be offering support to local charities and these charities will be announced later in the year.
The 6th Borderway Agri Expo is set to be better than ever with a programme currently being constructed and a prize fund of £12,000 towards the cattle and sheep show, trade stands and machinery displays will all be more exciting and impressive at what is becoming one of the best agricultural events on the farming calendar.