SHINE recognise 50 years of service

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SHINE recognise 50 years of service

In recognition of 50 years of service to the BHW Show of the Year, Shine presented Dora Pounder and Terry Allen with certificates in recognition of the exceptional contribution they have played in raising funds to help the charity.

Following the first show in 1973, a charity auction raised £3,000 which was presented to Shine (known as the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus at that time); since then over half a million pounds has been donated, and Dora and Terry have played their part in raising every pound!

In appreciation of their help, and in recognition of the show’s 50th anniversary Kate Steele, the CEO of Shine said:

‘It is quite remarkable that it is 49 years since the British Homing World Show of the Year made its first generous donation of £3,000 to Shine (known as ASBAH at that time). It is even more remarkable that since that time in 1973, donations from the Show total well in excess of £576,000!

‘These funds and the generosity of support from your members have helped Shine make a difference to thousands of individuals and families whose lives have been affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and will continue to do so long into the future.

‘I know that Shine (ASBAH) staff and volunteers have met many friends and have lasting memories and many stories from attending the annual event in Blackpool.

‘On behalf of Shine’s Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, and our thousands of members and their families who have benefitted from your support, I wish you every success for this year’s show.  I am sure it will be a great celebration’.

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