All Things Bright and Charitable for Glendale

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It’s out with the old and in with the new, as The Glendale Agricultural Society receives Charitable Status.

After long anticipated months, the Glendale Agricultural Society are thrilled to announce that they have now become a registered Charity – marking a historic moment in the Society’s long and successful history.

For over 125 years, the Glendale Agricultural Society has been at the forefront of promoting agriculture and education in North Northumberland, and now will be able to do so in a much larger and more prominent way. Lord Joicey, President of the Glendale Agricultural Society, expressed his delight on the news:

“Being a registered charity allows the Society to apply for funds that it has hitherto not been able to attract. Its activities and objectives have always been charitable, and I am thrilled that the Charity Commission have agreed to recognise this by granting full charitable status.”

The Glendale Agricultural Society is one of the smallest agricultural societies in the whole of the United Kingdom with around 300 members. Active for over 125 years, Glendale Agricultural Society stages the hugely successful Glendale Show which attracts over 10,000 visitors each year and is one of the leading highlights of the Northumbrian agricultural calendar. It also hosts the multi-award-winning educational Children’s Countryside Day which last year attracted over 1,650 children.

Rachael Tait, Secretary of the Glendale Agricultural Society, said: “This is truly a defining moment in the Society’s long history, and it excites me greatly to see what the future holds.”