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Celebration of rural pursuits raised cash for charity

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Celebration of rural pursuits raised cash for charity

A taste of rural life has helped raise thousands for a local Hospice.

A cheque for £8,400 has been handed over to St Nicholas Hospice Care by the organisers of the Euston Rural Pastimes event, which took place earlier this year.
The annual event, at the Duke of Grafton’s Euston Park, showcased everything rural, including crafts, farm animals and country skills.
Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care community fundraiser, said: “As always, a big thank you to the organising committee for all their hard work.
“They put on yet another fantastic event and we are extremely grateful for the funds they have raised which will help us continue to provide end-of-life care and support for those who need it across our community.
“Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s event and we hope to see you all again next year.”
Thousands flocked to the event throughout the day, with their entrance fees being split between St Nicholas Hospice Care and a wide range of other local charities.
Visitors enjoyed a packed timetable of events across three show rings, which included tractor displays, falconry sheepdog trials and dog agility.
Euston Rural Pastimes has been supporting the hospice since their very first event 29-years-ago.
Next year’s Euston Rural Pastimes will take place on Sunday, 7 June.

Picture caption: The Euston Rural Pastimes Organising Committee handed over a cheque for £8,400 to St Nicholas Hospice Care following another successful event.