Wartime show raises cash for hospice

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 March 2015

Volunteers from the Dig For Victory Show donating £2,000 to the Children's Hospice South West.

Volunteers from the Dig For Victory Show donating £2,000 to the Children's Hospice South West.


JEEPS and families in clothes from the 1940s descended on a Wraxall children’s hospice to present staff with £2,000.

Volunteers from the annual 1940s family festival, The Dig For Victory Show, travelled to the Children’s Hospice South West, in Charlton Farm, in World War Two jeeps.

The Dig For Victory Show celebrates the best of British and life in the 1940s with re-enactors demonstrating what life was like in wartime Britain.

The two-day event is held at the North Somerset Showground in Bathing Ponds Field, Wraxall, in June.

It includes an exhibition of more than 200 original, restored, wartime vehicles, make do and mend workshops, vintage stalls, live music, dance lessons, history talks and a children’s trail.

The family festival attracted more than 3,000 visitors last year and raised £2,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Festival-goers were able to learn more about the charity and its incredible work, when they handed over the cash they raised.

This year, the show will be held on June 13-14 and volunteers have chosen three charities as beneficiaries including Springboard Opportunity Group, in Clevedon, which supports children with additional needs.

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