Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association Marquee

by Lake District Foundation in Cockermouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th January 2020 we successfully raised £1,935 ( + est. £343.75 Gift Aid ) with 45 supporters in 28 days

Raise money to help repair storm damaged marquees that are that are a fundamental necessity for a variety of events in the Lake District

by Lake District Foundation in Cockermouth, England, United Kingdom

Herdwick Sheep Breeders' Association Limited is a not for profit mutual society registered with FCA. 

The HSBA has delivered several projects for the benefit of rural communities.
These include;-

  • The provision of sheep hurdles for use at the events free of charge
  • The provision of a mobile drinking water bowser free of charge
  • A block public liability insurance policy
  • Provision of a set of marquees that are available at a heavily discounted price 

The above initiatives have served to secure the financial viability of events that form an integral part of the culture and heritage of the Lake District. Such events attract their local communities and visitors to the region.

Following storm damage to a set of marquees that were erected for Loweswater Show on 1 September 2019 causing £10,000 of damage, HSBA wish to raise £1,750 to cover half the £2500 excess on their marquee insurance policy. 

A grant of £1750 has been awarded from the Lake District Foundation and they are now helping us with this crowdfunder to raise the remaining £1,750.

If this Crowdfunder  is successful, HSBA will be in a position to continue supplying the marquees that are a fundamental necessity for such events.

The following organisations make use of their facilities:

Millom & Broughton Agricultural Show

Eskdale Show

Gosforth Show

Wasdale Head Show

Egremont Crab Fair

Ennerdale Show

Loweswater Show

Cockermouth Show

Keswick Show

Threlkeld Sheep Doig Trials

Buttermere Show

Borrowdale Show

Without the marquees some of these show may not be able to run. Thank you for looking at our Crowdfunder and we hope you can contribute.

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