About the Society
The Wayland Agricultural Show is organised by the Wayland Agricultural Society CIC. The Society is run by a voluntary committee who work with lots of supporters throughout the year to organise the Wayland Agricultural Show and other fundraising events.
The CIC stands for Community Interest Company. CICs are limited companies created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or other activity for community benefit, and not for private advantage. This company status also provides legal protection to the voluntary committee.
See the contact page if you would like to help the Volunteer Committee organise and run the annual agricultural show or any other fund raising activites.
The Wayland Agricultural Society donates all profits from the annual agricultural show and annual dinner dance to local and county charities and organisations. We encourage clubs, groups and charities to contact the Society with appeals for funds. Please write to the show secretary (not by email) with details of your charity or organisation, a brief description of your activities and why you would like help from the Wayland Agricultural Society. Contact details can be found on the contact page.
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 £tbc 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.
Next year the Wayland Ball will be held on Saturday 16th April 2016 – so put the date in your diaries NOW!
The Wayland Agricultural Show Society has supported the East Anglian Air Ambulance on a number of occasions with financial donations from the Annual Dinner Dance and also from proceeds from the show itself.
YANA – support for the farming community. The YANA Project promotes mental health awareness amongst the wide farming community in Norfolk. The confidential helpline can offer support for those suffering from depression or those close to them. Funding for counselling is available to those in need.
Please use link below if you wish to learn more
For further information on Horse Societies see links below.
www.ror.org.uk [Retraining of race horses]
www.veteran-horse-showing.co.uk [Veteran horse showing]
www.bspaonline.com [British Skewbald and Piebald Association]
www.equifest.org.uk [The equestrian extravaganza at the East of England showground]