Kirkley Hall a main sponsor at Glendale

Glendale Show sponsor Kirkley Hall's  Marcus Clinton
Glendale Show sponsor Kirkley Hall's Marcus Clinton

Northumberland College’s land-based Kirkley Hall Campus is to be one of the main sponsors of this year’s Glendale Show.

The Glendale Show, held on the outskirts of Wooler is the premier show in North Northumberland, and attracts 15,000 visitors annually. It is one of the largest livestock shows in the county with sheep, cattle and goat classes. The industrial and horticultural section of the show is always a highlight along with the many equine classes.

The college, who are the leading provider of land-based and animal training in the region, will have a stand near the main arena with reptiles from its zoo. College staff will be available on the main trailer to give information and advice on courses and bursaries including the new 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.

Northumberland College’s Marcus Clinton, pictured above, said: “As the leading provider of land-based training in the county we are proud to be one of the leading sponsors of The Glendale Show this year.

“We like to support activities and events that also support the rural community, and as such believe the shows provide both a very important and relevant opportunity to promote our offer in terms of training and education. The Glendale Show is a truly rural showcase, we have attended in the past as exhibitors and really felt this year that we wanted to up the ante in terms of our support.”

A £3m investment at the Kirkley Hall Campus is expected to be completed by December 2014.

The 2014 Glendale Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.