Volunteer Drive

Posted by Louisa Binns on October 5, 2021

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Preparations are now well underway for the 2022 Mirfield Show which will be held on the Showground, Huddersfield Road, on Sunday 21st August 2022.

Jonathan Evans, the Show committee Chairman says “It has been a very challenging couple of yours for everyone, including the Mirfield Show team and it was a big disappointment to us all when we had to cancel the last two shows. But we are all fired up and raring to go for our comeback Show”.

The committee consists of 30+ volunteers who work throughout the year and there are a number of volunteers who come to support the Show by assisting on the weekend itself.

Rachel Plachcinski, Head of the Facilities subcommittee says “The pandemic has affected all of us in some way or another and, inevitably, people take stock of how their lives can change moving forward. Maybe, you are looking for a new interest where you can make new friends and work on something different? If that sounds like you, would you consider joining our Show family?”

Louise Hardy, Vice Chairman says “We do think of ourselves as a big family. We help and support each other. There is a huge range of skills across the committee. Nobody walked in with those skills pre-existing – they have been developed over the years. Many of us have surprised ourselves with what we can do! If you think this might interest you, why not give it a go? I am particularly looking for someone to take charge of the Children’s section of the competitions in the marquee. Again, no specific skills other than enthusiasm is required. If this interests you please contact me at louise.hardy@mirfieldshow.com  ”

Sylvia Ford, Show Secretary says “Committee members are usually allocated to a subcommittee depending on their interests. Meetings of these subcommittees are arranged ad hoc with full committee meetings every two months. Excitement and frequency of meetings build as we get closer to Show day. During the last 18 months, meetings have been virtual and members can still continue to attend in this way if they want to.”

There are a number of areas where we are looking to recruit new members. Maybe you aren’t ready to be a full blown committee member but are interested in volunteering for the day itself, we would love to hear from you.


Rachel Plachcinski

Head of Facilities

Email :

Rachel.Plachcinski@mirfieldshow.com

 

Jonathan Evans

Chairman

Email :

Jonathan.Evans@mirfieldshow.com

Louise Hardy

Vice Chairman

Email :

Louise.Hardy@mirfieldshow.com 

 

Sylvia Ford

Show Secretary

Email:

Sylvia.Ford@mirfieldshow.com

 

Karen Bullivant

Marketing subcommittee

Email :

Karen.Bullivant@mirfieldshow.com

 

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