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Guilsfield Show shows support for WAA


A Powys show day bought in crowds across the county to view its agricultural exhibitions, whilst helping to save lives across Wales.

Competitors at the Guilsfield Show showcased their livestock, culinary abilities and flower arranging skills in 2016.

Last year, trophies were awarded for horses, sheep, art, and photography – all whilst helping to fund helicopter missions, generating donations for Wales Air Ambulance.

The Welsh helicopter charity needs to raise £6.5million every year to keep its air ambulances flying, with each lifesaving mission costing around £1,500.

The Guilsfield Show raised £600 for Wales Air Ambulance, and the show’s Presidents, Chairman and Secretary visited WAA’s Welshpool airbase to present their donation to the charity’s crew.

Helen Pruett, Wales Air Ambulance Community Coordinator, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the Guilsfield Show for their lifesaving support.

“We are incredibly grateful to receive such amazing support from the agricultural community.

“Every month, we help the Welsh farming community around 18 times. Agricultural incidents account for 8% of our mission every year, and these kinds of missions are often the cases that need very specialist treatment.

“The donation from the Guilsfield Show will help fund a lifesaving mission in the community.”

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