Dishing out the dosh after the show season

Simonside fiar committee donated profits to good causes.
Simonside fiar committee donated profits to good causes.

Coquetdale’s country shows may have taken down their marquees for 2018 but the Simonside Country Fair Committee had one last event to stage before the year end – presentation day, at The

Forestburn Gate pub near Rothbury.

Everyone who helps to make both the Simonside Hay Show and the Country Fair a success are volunteers. This means that all the money made, once bills are paid, can be donated.

The show committee met representatives of the Coquetdale community-based initiatives who had requested a donation, and in return for a cheque and a handshake people were treated to a glimpse of the visions these people are working to achieve.

This year saw money given to a wide range of exciting causes including a climbing wall for a school, helping local wildlife and pets, producing local films, building a skate and bike park, connecting the valley through a pioneering screen network, and more.