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Cash for Kids announced as official charity partner of Galloway Country Fair 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Organisers of this year’s upcoming Galloway Country Fair (19 and 20 August) have confirmed West Sound Cash for Kids as its official charity partner for 2017.

The charity supports children up to the age of 16 across Dumfries and Galloway who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect.

As part of the partnership a host of activities, musical entertainment and competitions, led by the West Sound presenting team, will take place across the weekend which is hosted each year at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate.

Cash for Kids mascot, Courage the Cat, will also be touring the showground, giving away balloons.

Volunteers from the charity will sell show programmes, with 20 per cent of all the takings from these, going directly to the charity.

Anna Fergusson, visitor services manager for Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, said: “We are delighted to team up with West Sound Cash for Kids. Not only will the charity be bringing some fantastic activities and competitions to our action-packed Fair, but it’s a great opportunity to support a vital local cause.

“The money raised during Galloway Country Fair will be used to support local children in our area. We’d like to encourage all our visitors this year to dig deep for Cash for Kids.”

Debbie Fraser, Manager for West Sound Cash for Kids added: “The Galloway Country Fair is a superb family event and one of the most prominent annual events in the region so we are very pleased to be recognised as the official partner for 2017.

“Our staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the weekend to raise awareness of the work we do in the area and we have lots of fun and games planned as well as an appearance from a West Sound presenter.

“We look forward to meeting and chatting with visitors during the big weekend.”

In addition, Cash for Kids will take a stand at the event with organisers of the Galloway Country Fair also delighted to announce that it will be giving away free exhibition space at this year’s event to the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Alzheimer Scotland, British Divers Marine Life Rescue and Help for Heroes.

Charities that wish to be considered for a free pitch in 2018 can express interest by emailing emcginley@buccleuch.com by 30 March 2018.

Galloway Country Fair takes place on Saturday 19 August from 10am to 6pm and Sunday 20 August from 10am to 5pm.Tickets are priced at £13 for adults, £5 for children aged under 16 years, £10 for concessions and £30 for a family pass (two adults and two children). Under-fives go free.

Tickets are on sale now, with a 10 per cent early bird discount for anyone buying tickets before 30 June. Early bird ticket purchasers will also be entered into a prize draw to win an overnight stay in a deluxe double or family room at The BQA Hotel in Thornhill.

Visit www.gallowaycountryfair.co.uk or the Fairs social media channels on Facebook www.facebook.com/GallowayCountryFair/ and Twitter @GCF_Drumlanrig to keep up to date with the latest news.