Many charities and organisations in Norfolk benefit from the fundraising events carried out throughout the year by the Wayland Agricultural Society.
An application form for charities and clubs to apply for money is available by following the link below.
Please note that all funds for previous years have now been awarded.
Following the 2016 Show we have been able to donate over £6,000 to local charities and community causes. We would like to acknowledge all who submitted applications.
We encourage clubs, groups and charities to apply for funding by downloading the application form from the link above.
2016 Wayland Ball
The Wayland Agricultural Society are delighted to announce that £14,000 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Society at their Spring Ball this year. Held at Lynford Hall near Mundford the evening was a sell out and included dinner and an auction followed by dancing to the Eddie Seales Band. The success of the evening would not have been possible without the hugely generous support of guests, sponsors and auction lot donors and particular contribution to the evenings proceedings from President, Kevin Bowes and Auctioneer, Fabian Eagle. The total raised also included £2,000 partial match funding from Barclays Bank.
2015 Wayland Ball
Our popular annual Wayland Ball was held on 14th March 2015 at Lynford Hall with everyone enjoying a great meal, a lively fund-raising auction in aid of Big C – Norfolk’s Cancer Charity – and frenetic dancing to Eddie Seales Big Band. The evening raised a total of £12,000 for our chosen charity, for which many thanks to everyone who contributed so generously.
Very many thanks to Claire Bowes, Shilrey Scott and Adrian and Steph Soskin for organising a fantastic evening, and to Fabian Eagle for his energetic and entertaining auctioneering.
The 2016 Wayland Ball will be held on Saturday 16th April – so put the date in your diaries NOW!
Our Annual Ball on 15th March was very different this year being a Masqued Ball. Held at Lynford Hall it raised £12,479 for Nelson’s Journey which included £2,000 from Barclays Bank who were pleased to support us through Barclays community fund matching scheme This was the most ever to be raised in the history of this annual ball. Many thanks to all who came and contributed so generously.
A live auction with prizes donated by local businesses including Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club Hotel, The Hoste, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, The Elveden Inn and Duffield Feeds, who donated a tonne of poultry food and have supported this event since it started, raised money for Nelsons Journey, a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved children and young people throughout Norfolk.
Sophie Berry, Funding & Marketing Manager at Nelson’s Journey said “We were delighted that Wayland Agricultural Society had chosen to support Nelson’s Journey for a second time. The group last supported us in 2010 and raised £10,940 to support our work with Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people. It costs Nelson’s Journey £522 to provide a full range of bereavement support services to one bereaved child, this most recent donation of £12,497 would enable us to provide a full service of support to around 24 children. We are extremely grateful to Wayland Agricultural Society for their continued support and wish to thank all those who contributed to such a wonderful fundraising total, the donation will have a positive impact on the lives of Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people.”
The 212 guests also enjoyed dancing to music provided by the Jak Ropa Roadshow, casino tables and a photo booth.
Winners of the Best Masked couple judged by the chairman and his wife were Mr and Mrs Younge from Elveden who won a year’s subscription to EDP Norfolk Magazine for their homemade masks made from real feathers.
Donation Allows Shipdham Shop to Open
Thiftique, a newly refurbished shop located on the High Street, Shipdham, formally opened on Saturday 27th September 2014 by FOSS (Friends of Shipdham School) and Helen Crane, Vice Chair of The Wayland Show.
The shop run by FOSS, formally called Seconds Away, was so run down, members of the community asked for funds from the Wayland Agricultural Society CIC to re-vamp it.
Karen Cross, Chair of Foss said: “The Wayland Show kindly donated £1000 to allow us to re vamp the shop which included a new roof, interior and exterior painting plus repairs and new shop fittings. The shop is now in a position to re-open following this. We are going to sell affordable clothing and accessories that are donated to us and hope to involve members of the local community in the running of the shop and offer a good quality local service.”
Money earned from selling goods in the shop will go towards needs and requirements for pupils at Shipdham School. The shop will initially open on Saturdays from 10am to midday.
The Wayland Agricultural Society CIC is all about making a difference by donating funds raised by the Annual Dinner Dance and The Wayland Show in our local community. This is a good example how much needed funds has allowed an enterprise to continue working to help its local school.
Anyone who wishes to donate clothes and other products to sell or volunteer in Thriftique should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our popular annual dinner dance was held on 9th March 2013 at Lynford Hall with everyone enjoying a great meal, a lively fund-raising auction in aid of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice and frenetic dancing to the Jak Ropa Roadshow. The evening raised a total of £11,800 for our chosen charity, for which many thanks to everyone who contributed and to Barclays for their match funding contribution of £1,500, which is included in the above figure.. A selection of photographs are shown on the ‘About the Society‘ page.
The Annual Dinner Dance in March 2012 raised a total of £8,600 which has now been presented to the Teenage Cancer Care Trust East Anglia. Many thanks to all who attended and were so generous. Unfortunately due to the late cancellation of the 2012 Show, we had not been able to make our customary charitable donations. However following successful negotiations with Anglian Water we were able to resolve this situation.
The Committee was able to help local charities and good causes with a total of £17,000 raised by the 2011 Wayland Agricultural Show. Whilst the Annual Dinner Dance in March 2011 raised a wonderful total of over £11,000 which has now been presented to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Many thanks to all who attended and were so generous.
The Committee was able to help local charities and good causes with a total of £15,000 raised by the 2010 Wayland Agricultural Show. A cheque for £10,941 was presented to the Nelson’s Journey Charity, being the money raised at the Society’s annual dinner dance in the spring. Many thanks to everyone who attended and gave so generously. Nelson’s Journey is a Norwich based charity which supports children and young people under the age of 18, living in Norfolk, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life, for example a parent or sibling.