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Local charity garden show needs sponsorship

The third bi-annual Marks Hall Garden and Country Show is to be held on 20th to 22nd July 2018 in aid of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, The Marks Hall Estate and the many Charites supported by Colchester Rotary Club.

In 2016 over 2000 visitors flocked to the show at the Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum in Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1TG.

The Show will provide a weekend of fun for families with a huge variety of attractions, including, Country Pursuits, Falconry display, Vintage Classic Cars, Heavy Horses, Local brass bands, plant and gift stalls and much more. The gardens will be fully open for all to enjoy and there will be plenty of refreshments available.

This event is vital to the work these 3 organisations do in the local Community and the last 2 shows have raised £80,000 for the charities.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance has been operating for 20 years and has attended over 21,000 missions. Undertaking an average of 4 missions per day each costing around £2500, you can see how expensive this service is to run.  Without access to National Lottery funding and with limited support from Government they continue to rely on local fund raising.

The Colchester Rotary Club provides holidays for injured soldiers and disadvantaged families, zoo and adventure trips for local disadvantaged children, hampers for local families at Xmas. In 2017 the Club was able to spend over £20000 in such support.

The Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum is a Charitable Trust established in 1971 and receives no external funding.  The Estate combines beautiful formal lakeside gardens, a stunning Arboretum with an enviable collection of tress originating in every temperate area of the world and miles of leafy woodland walks.

All of this depends on the generosity and goodwill of local people and businesses.

A spokesman for the Show said, “We have been very grateful for the support shown by our Show Sponsors in previous years but we are now seeking Sponsors to help us continue our work in the Community. We have some excellent Sponsorship packages which ensure your brand is seen on the Showground and in our literature by thousands of people.”

For more information on sponsorship please contact: Nigel Dyson – email: nigel@garden-shows.com

www.markshallgardenshow.co.uk