Bursary offer for Glendale area students

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The Glendale Horticultural and Industrial Society (GHIS) is offering a bursary to help support a young person on to the next stage of their educational or career development.

To be considered, you must be a student of horticulture, agriculture or food, living in the Glendale area and you must also be able to help at the Glendale Show.

With hundreds of entries across dozens of classes, from stick dressing to sweet peas, cakes to carrots and photography to pickles, the GHIS marquee at Glendale Show is, for so many people, the highlight of the day.

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Eric Moffat, who has been the horticultural and industry secretary for the past 12 years, said: “As well as the financial support for the winning candidate, we hope this will encourage younger people in the area to actively participate in horticultural and industrial activities, and of course hopefully encourage them to join the society.

“We have a fantastic team who work very hard to showcase what is without a doubt one of the finest horticultural displays in Northumberland and we would very much hope that those who are recipients of the 2018 bursary will become part of this team.”

Nicola Pringle and Duncan Young, both local to Wooler, were receivers of the bursaries awarded in 2016. They were both absolutely thrilled with the support from the Society. Duncan used the money he received to put towards his level 12 course to pursue his long-term career dream of becoming a game keeper.

The GHIS works independently of Glendale Agricultural Society.

Anyone interested in applying can contact Jane Cook on [email protected] detailing in 100 words, why they should be considered for the bursary. The closing date is August 1.

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