Wood heating firm agrees three-year sponsorship deal

Mike Blakely, managing director of the Wood Heating Company, one of the sponsors of this years Glendale Show
Mike Blakely, managing director of the Wood Heating Company, one of the sponsors of this years Glendale Show

GLENDALE Agricultural Society has announced the four associate sponsors of the 120th Glendale Show.

Despite the double dip recession, once again the largest show in north Northumberland has received a sizable contribution from sponsors for event, which will be held on Bank Holiday Monday August 27.

The four companies are The Wood Heating Company, Lazy Grace, The Northumberland National Park and Jeff Dobson Marquees.

The Wood Heating Company, a Cramlington-based firm, has agreed to a three-year sponsorship contract.

Managing director Mike Blakeley said: “We are delighted to be sponsors of the Glendale Show, which is one of the most popular agricultural events in Northumberland. The Wood Heating Company and Glendale Show are extremely well aligned. Both are extremely well established, have a great reputation, and are committed to the rural community in the north of England. You always know you’re going to have a really good time at the Glendale Show, whatever the weather.”

“Many of our existing clients live and work within a 50-mile radius of Glendale Show and by taking a long-term decision to support this highly enjoyable event on the agricultural calendar, we’re demonstrating our commitment to the rural community.”

Of the other associate sponsors, Lazy Grace are a web design and print work company based in Rothbury who look after the society’s print and web based communications. Northumberland National Park have been offering sponsorship for a number of years, and Jeff Dobson Marquees, from County Durham, will be supplying the marquees across the event.

Show secretary Rachael Smiths said: “Without the support of our associate sponsors the show simply would not go on. The costs involved in putting together an event of this size far exceed the admissions from visitors coming to enjoy a day out. A number of other sponsors have come forward with contributions and I would like to express my thanks on behalf of the Glendale Show to these companies and individuals as well. Now in its 120th year it is wonderful to see the support of local companies and those companies from a little further afield.”

“We all have our fingers crossed that the weather redeems itself and we are looking forward to a fantastic day out at the show field.”