The day looked promising with early morning sunshine as exhibitors set up their gazebos and stalls.
Meningitis Now, the show’s chosen charity for the second year running, made their presence known, doing their best to turn the showground orange with gazebos, t-shirts and fundraising buckets.
Volunteers kindly gave up their time to collect donations, and sell raffle tickets for the sporting event of the year, the ‘Ham National’ (a fast-paced pig race complete with jumping fences).
Young Ambassador Sophie Coghlan arrived bright and early to be interviewed by BBC Radio Bristol about her meningitis experience, and to help raise awareness of the devastating disease.
The Meningitis Now stand became a celebrity hub as ‘I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here’ campmates Joel Dommett and Lisa Snowdon visited for a meet and greet with fans, and to take part in the one off celebrity gameshow, ‘guess the symptoms’.
Things took a dramatic turn early afternoon as dark clouds rolled in and the heavens opened. Channelling their time in the jungle Joel and Lisa got stuck in, grabbing hold of the gazebo as the wind tried its best to sweep it away!
After the clouds had cleared the sun came out once again and everyone was able to enjoy the rest of the day.
Meningitis Now Corporate supporters B&A Group were there with lots of volunteers, offering face painting and raffles, helping to work towards their goal of raising £100,000 for the charity.
A month on, we are thrilled to announce that the grand total raised for Meningitis Now, stands at £8712.06!
A big thank you to the South Glos Show organisers for once again choosing us as their charity partner, and everyone who joined in and donated during the weekend.