Orsett Show gives cash boost to community groups in Thurrock

THIS year’s Orsett Show takes place on Saturday 5 September 2015 and will the 109th Show making it one of the oldest one-day Country Shows in England. Set in 30 acres of Essex countryside in the village of Orsett, the annual Orsett Show is a great day out with attractions for all the family and is one of, if not the, most popular family event in Thurrock.

The Orsett Show were very pleased to be able to make two donations to very worthwhile causes this month following the success of the 2014 Show. The first was £2,000 to 106 (Orsett Hundred) Squadron Royal Air force Air Cadets who are based in Grays, Essex. The Cadets have been raising money for a new minibus to enable them to transport cadets to and from the wide range of activities the Air cadets offer such as Duke of Edinburgh awards, climbing, parades and helping at events in the local community like the Orsett show. They will be using their donation towards the cost of this new mini bus.

The second was £750 to Move It… Dance School. The Dance School will be using the donation to buy some new equipment for their many dancers and also a new gazebo for the fundraising team. Move It have been established since 2004 and has grown on reputation alone, teaching children aged 14 months (yes you did read that correctly) to 60+ years old. Last year, they celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a huge show in September 2014. With 100 students all studying tap, ballet, modern, Acro, singing, drama and musical theatre, they are never without something to do..! All students take exams and regularly perform in shows, competitions and various charity/community events including the Orsett Show. Many have taken part and performed in shows in the West End at Sadlers Wells and Her Majesty’s Theatre. Just recently the school opened a children’s agency and now have clients working in the West End in Les Miserable and Lion King and also on various TV adverts, films and TV programmes.

Move It… Dance School runs from Impulse Leisure centre at Blackshots and are currently recruiting for their Summer school, Acro classes and Musical Theatre production school. For more info please visit: www.moveitdanceschool.com

It is not that long until this year’s Orsett Show and all of the details about the Show can be found on the Orsett Show website www.orsettshow.co.uk where you will find details of how you can enter everything from the various horse classes to your prize-winning pumpkins or cakes. Entering is very easy and you can either do this online as the forms are on the website or you can download them, complete and send back to us. There will once again be a family stage area which we are organizing with Impulse Leisure with entertainment throughout the day from local groups and clubs. The Thurrock Community Chest will also be holding their Annual Prize Draw at the Orsett Show, where the top prize is a car! Just think you could attend the Orsett Show and leave having won a car!!

At the Show, there are marquees featuring Horticulture, Agriculture, Hobbies & Handicrafts, Schools, Craft Stalls and over 150 Trade Stands. There’s an ever-changing programme of exciting displays in the Grand Display Ring and events and competitions throughout the day in the Horse Rings. There’s certainly something for everyone at the Orsett Show!

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