The proceeds from the Shobdon Food and Flying Festival are split between Herefordshire Aero Club and the Shobdon Food Festival. In 2016 profits totalled £8,000. Of the Food Festival’s £4,000, £1,000 was retained towards the organising of next year’s event. Charitable donations were made as follows:
£1,500 Shobdon Church
£500 Shobdon Village Hall
£250 Little Princess Trust
£250 Megan Baker House
£200 Hereford Riding for the Disabled Association
£200 Shobdon Playgroup
£100 Shobdon Football Club
In addition to the direct donations we were able to make, we also provided space in our Community Marquee for charities and organisations to raise their own funds. Among the organisations inside the Community Marquee this year were the Pilgrims Armed Forces charity, The Royal National College for the Blind and Friends of Shobdon School. In total, the organisations in the Community Marquee raised an additional £4,000 in 2016.
Since 2005, the the total amount raised by the Shobdon Food Festival (which is a not-for-profit event) is well in excess of £100,000.
A WORD FROM CHARITIES WE SUPPORTED IN 2016:
|We offer our services, both at our centre in Herefordshire and through our outreach programmes completely free of charge and with no state funding which means we constantly need to be raising funds. We are thrilled that such a great local event has offered to support us. It really will make such a difference. - Megan Baker House|
|.||Everyone connected with the Little Princess Trust is delighted to be associated with the Shobdon Food Festival and feel very privileged to be one of the charities benefiting from the event. Such wonderful local support is incredibly important to the Trust and helps us to continue to provide real-hair wigs to boys and girls that have unfortunately lost their own hair through cancer treatment. – Little Princess Trust|