Northumberland society launches new bursary

Bob Stewart judging last year's horticultural and industrial classes at Glendale Show.
Bob Stewart judging last year's horticultural and industrial classes at Glendale Show.

A new bursary is on offer to help someone in the Glendale area with their future career.

The Glendale Agricultural Society Horticulture and Industry Bursary will be given to a candidate or candidates to help with their educational development in one of these fields.

This dedicated section of the society encompasses flower arranging, vegetable growing, gardening, cookery, needlework and much more.

Applicants must live int the Glendale area and the educational course they are undertaking must be linked to the horticultural and industrial sections.

Eric Moffat, who has been the horticulture and industry secretary for Glendale Agricultural Society for the past 12 years, said: “As a society, the GAS has always been very keen on supporting the local area and education with their Children’s Countryside Day. We decided as a section of the society we would also like to contribute to this legacy.

“What we hope is that this bursary would encourage new blood to join the Glendale Horticultural and Industrial Society. The person who is selected will be asked to help with the Glendale Show on Monday, August 31. We are very excited about this new step for the society.”

Anyone interested in applying should contact Jane Cook on janecook215@btinternet.com for an application form. On the application they will be asked to explain in 250 words how the bursary will help with their educational development. The deadline for entries is July 31.

Active for more than 100 years, Glendale Agricultural Society stages the hugely successful Glendale Show and has developed an education programme, leading to the launch of its Children’s Countryside Day which attracts 1,500 youngsters a year.

Glendale Show, held on August bank holiday in Wooler, attracts more than 15,000 people every year and has become of the highlights of the Northumbrian agricultural calendar.