Friday, 13 August 2010


Somerford Park’s annual equestrian event this weekend (Aug 20th- 22nd) is on course to raise vital funds for the North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) thanks to support from local businesses, including Crewe Volkswagen.

The popular Horse Trials is hoping the sixth annual running of the three-day event will generate vital support for the charity.

An added attraction is the appearance of Olympic gold medallists, Jeanette Brakewell and Andrew Nicholson, who will be competing at this international competition.

Crewe Volkswagen is sponsoring both the novice and intermediate sections of the event and as well as providing money, the Weston Road retailer is running a competition at this year’s event for someone to win a £200 tack voucher at its stand. A second prize of a £100 voucher is also available.

The NWAA covers all major motorway incidents, and areas that have poor and restricted road access, including many areas of Cheshire.

North West Air Ambulance’s CEO, Lynda Brislin, said: “We’re grateful to everyone involved in raising funds to keep the helicopter operational.

“It takes over £4 million a year to maintain the service so every penny counts.”

Somerford Park’s co-owner, Simon King, said: “The air ambulance is a vital service for the north west and we’re pleased to be able to help raise money.

“But we wouldn’t be able to do it without sponsorship and we’re grateful to Crewe Volkswagen for their support.”

Anyone interested in entering the competition to win the tack voucher should visit Crewe Volkswagen’s stand, where they’ll be displaying the new 4x4, Volkswagen Touareg, amongst other vehicles.

The three-day event attracts over 600 competitors from across the region to compete in the variety of level, one day events that combine dressage, show jumping and cross country in the 600 acres of Somerford Park.

Guests and competitors are advised to arrive early on both days as three thousand people are expected over the weekend.

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