Honley Show receives donation for first aid services

10 Jul 2017

One of West Yorkshire's best known one day annual agricultural shows received a £250 donation towards essential first aid services from northern based pension services company, MyCSP.

The one day Honley Show is ‘not for profit' and run entirely by volunteers, attracting up to 12,000 visitors and livestock competitors who come from all over the north and midlands.

The show requires first aid services including an on-site ambulance, first aiders and paramedics, costing up to £5,000.

Sharon Crosland, a volunteer at the show and employee partner at MyCSP who provided the donation, has been responsible for health and safety at the show since 2014 and applied for the donation from MyCSP’s Community Fund.

Sharon Crosland said: “The show is a well-known local institution attended by thousands of people from across the area. Last year, I negotiated a multi-year deal with a local first aid services provider and secured the services of a qualified emergency doctor, who gives his services for free, which reduced our costs considerably. However, it is becoming increasingly costly to put on an event like this, so sponsorship and donations, such as this offered by MyCSP, are vital and we are all extremely grateful.”

David Boardman, Communications Director, MyCSP, said: “The Honley Show is an annual local tradition which many people look forward to each year. The provision of first aid services is essential and the show could not go ahead without them. As a local employer, we are delighted to provide a helping hand towards the donations.”

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