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The 180th Cumberland Show

The 180th Cumberland Show

The 180th Cumberland Show took place once again at East Park, Brisco on Saturday 16 June 2018.

As proud sponsors of the event, David Allen, Sue Winter, Steve Balmer, Ashleigh Williams, Hannah Cundall, Jen Jamieson, Karen Blaylock and I attended the show and enjoyed the hospitality of the member’s marquee.  It was great to have so many of the team in attendance representing our services, including accountancy, tax, employer services and financial services.

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The marquee was ideally located with an excellent view of the main ring to watch the show’s events throughout the day.  After enjoying prosecco and delicious canapés catered for by The Crown Hotel, Wetheral, the Show Chairman John Wharton gave a speech where he welcomed everyone and thanked sponsors for their continued support.

Throughout the day members of the David Allen team took the opportunity to catch up with clients and contacts at their stands around the show field.  It was great to see Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, our Charity of the Year, in attendance.  You may have seen David in action at The Cumberland Building Society’s stand, where he had a shot on their ‘Tin Can Alley’ proving a great way to shelter from the rain as well as being great fun.

The 180th Cumberland Show 3 The 180th Cumberland Show 4We weren’t so lucky with the weather throughout the day, but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits.  All the team took every opportunity to enjoy the great array of trade stands on offer and the sun did make an appearance towards the end of the day, just in time for us to present the trophy to the Champion Horse, Valentino.  Owned by Solway Sport Horses and ridden by Jackie Williamson, congratulations on your success.

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We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone involved with the organisation of this year’s show.  Once again a great venue and while the weather wasn’t on our side, the team had a fantastic day and look forward to next year.

Michael Peile

Posted: June 18th, 2018