Event teams unite to benefit the community

Tockwith Festival will be providing the bar at Tockwith Show this year. Photo by Adrian Ray.
Tockwith Festival will be providing the bar at Tockwith Show this year. Photo by Adrian Ray.

A new partnership between two leading organisations is set to bring even more benefits to the local community.

The committee of Tockwith Show has invited the volunteers of Tockwith Festival to run the bar at this year’s show on Sunday, August 6.

The Festival team members – who have run their successful, family-friendly beer and music festival in the village for almost a decade – will serve up drinks to thirsty visitors throughout the day. All the proceeds from the bar will then be added to their funds from the beer festival, which are distributed to organisations and projects across the Tockwith area.

Tockwith Festival trustee Adrian Ray said: “We’ve been keen to work with Tockwith Show for a number of years because our aims and theirs are so closely aligned.

“Both organisations aim to offer a great event for local people and visitors, and to support other groups in the Tockwith district too. What makes this partnership even better is that we’ll be selling beer from Rudgate Brewery, which is just half a mile from the Tockwith Show Field.”

Low food miles have been prioritised by the Tockwith Show committee with an emphasis on produce from the local area. This includes businesses in the Farmer’s Market marquee, selling everything from meats to cake.

In the last few years, Tockwith Festival has given grants to organisations including Tockwith Scouts, Tockwith Players and Springbank Surgery, which was raising funds for a new mobile ultrasound scanner – a project to which Tockwith Show also made a contribution.

The show takes place on August 6 on the show field at Cattal Moor Lane. For tickets, www.tockwithshow.org.uk.