Jo-Anne Dobson, charity ambassador for Kidney Care UK, has extended a massive thank you to the organisers, exhibitors and visitors at this year’s Lurgan Show.
As joint show charity, Kidney Care UK benefited to the amazing total of £1,143 thanks to the generosity of those attending.
Mrs Dobson said: “We were absolutely overwhelmed by the support we received as joint charity at this year’s Lurgan Show.
“Receiving this magnificent total enables us to continue our work of providing financial, emotional and practical support to local kidney patients.
“I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported us on the day and especially to the Lurgan Show Society members and committee for their truly magnificent support to us.
“I also thank our wonderful team of volunteers for their dedication and wonderful help throughout the day.
“Our work wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of the public and we are so thankful to Michele, John, Winston and their entire team for the opportunity to meet and chat with people attending this year’s show as we continue to promote our passion.
“Lurgan Show holds a very special place in the agri-food annual calendar and as they prepare for next year’s show the society will be building on a 107 year legacy of success with many years to come.”
Lurgan Show Secretary Michele Doran said: “As a society we are immensely proud and privileged to organise and host a fantastic family fun day every year in the idyllic and picturesque Lurgan Park.
“Giving back to the local community is always an important part of what we do and this year we were thrilled to have kidney patient support charity Kidney Care UK as our joint charity.
“It means so much to us that the charity raised such a terrific total to enable them to continue their work to support local kidney patients and their families.
“This year we were blessed with such marvellous weather on the day and with preparations well underway for Lurgan Show 2020 we are working hard to build on our continued successes for the local community and the agricultural industry right across Northern Ireland.”