Emergency Services Show finds new home at Cotswold Airport Featured

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THE Emergency Services Show has returned after a year’s break, to the delight of its fans.

The popular event, which used to be held in Hullavington, has found itself a new home at Cotswold Airport for this year’s event, which takes place on Sunday, September 3.

Residents were disappointed when the show’s regular site in Hullavington became unavailable last year and the event had to be cancelled.

The show is organised by a charitable trust, made up of volunteers drawn mainly from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Wiltshire Police and South Western Ambulance Service.

Chairman and firefighter, Chris Harvey, said: “Due to our old venue no longer being available, we have had to find a new Showground, and we are delighted to be working with the team at Cotswold Airport.

“The site allows us to retain the most popular features of the show, such as emergency vehicle rides and attendance by the air ambulances, while giving us scope to try out new things.

“Our focus in running the show is to give visitors a great day out, while promoting the work of the emergency services both in Wiltshire and beyond.

“The event is a great opportunity for charities, community groups, businesses and others to get their messages across to a wide audience and in an informal setting.”

Jo Welch, head of events at Cotswold Airport, said she was “thrilled” to be sponsoring the show.

“[We] are very excited that our 60 acre showground site is the show’s new home,” she said.

“Cotswold Airport works closely with and supports all emergency services and armed forces, so this new event partnership is a natural synergy between our two brands.”

The show raises money for organisations that support the work of the emergency services.

In 2015, £35,000 was donated to various local good causes.

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