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Girlguiding display to be bigger and better at Staffordshire County Show after bumper 2018
21 May 2019
by Rebecca Dutton

One stand at this year’s Staffordshire County Show is set to be bigger and better than before – as the girl guides add bungee trampolines to their offering.

Girlguiding Staffordshire will again be hosting a climbing wall but this year they will also offer visitors the chance to bounce on May 29 and 30.

The group had the biggest display they’ve ever had at the event at the Showground in Weston Road last year – and organisers said it was such a success they not only wanted to return, but return with something bigger and better.

Claire Keen from Girlguiding Staffordshire said: “Last year was a bumper year for us with the biggest display yet. We were hoping to make a big impact and attract more volunteers to Girlguiding Staffordshire – we did just that.

“It was a huge success and we had quite a number of volunteers sign up during the two day event.

“It was a great chance to meet families across Staffordshire and for them to find out more about the UK’s biggest charity for girls.

“So there was no doubt we would return to the Show and we actually wanted to have an even bigger display.

“I am thrilled that we’ll be bringing the climbing wall back for the second year running but this year we’ll also be bringing bungee trampolines.”

The guides will be set up in the Country Pursuits area at the half term show. Their stand will be near activities such as woodland crafts, pet animals, giant tortoises, farriers and displays by the quack pack and sheep show.

Main ring attractions include motocross stunt display team the Bolddog Lings and Scurry Drivers with their fast-paced equestrian action.

There will also be all the usual trade stands, craft and antiques fairs as well as a cookery theatre.

Sponsored by South Staffordshire College and South Staffordshire Water, among others, the long-running Show is guaranteed to be a big one.

Last year saw the busiest second day of the show in more than 22 years, and there were 70,000 visitors across the two-day event.

Holly Hobson, Show Secretary, said: “Girlguiding is such a brilliant organisation which has changed the lives of generations of girls and women.

“We are delighted they wanted to return and bring an even bigger display with them – I think their activities will be very popular with the families that attend and I look forward to seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter as people take part.

“The organisation includes girls from aged five upwards as part of the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers – not to mention adult volunteers –  so there is plenty for visitors of all ages to come and find out about.

“With less than a month to go until the Show, tickets are selling well and we know there’s a great day in store for the thousands of people coming through the gates over the two days.”

For more information or to buy your tickets visit the website www.staffscountyshowground.co.uk.

Or for more about Girlguiding in the county, visit https://girlguidingstaffordshire.org.uk/.