Haverhill Show 2011

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Crowds of people are expected to descend on to the Recreation Ground for the annual Haverhill Show on Sunday (July 3).

Organisers are hoping for fine weather for the event which is expected to attract up to 5,000 people. It is free to attend, is run by volunteers and raises money for charities.

It starts at 10am with an outdoor church service featuring ex football hooligans who have found God, followed by a dog show at 11am and a baby show at 11.30am.

Inside the main arena, it all starts at 10.30am, with performances by dance group The Academy at 11am, Tang So Do at 11.30am, Lisa Mason dance at 12.15pm, and free runners at 12.30pm.

The fun continues with the Colletes dance group at 1pm, the Pink Panthers dance group at 1.30pm, a classic car parade at 2pm, and circus act Two Man Tent Show at 2.30pm.

The Pink Panthers return to the main arena for another performance at 2.55pm, there will be games and an open fancy dress competition at 3.20pm followed by the results of the baby and dog show and a prize draw all at 4pm.

There is also a fun fair, and car boot sale.

Mick Driver and 15-year-old-son Benjamin are among the show organisers.

Mr Driver said the money raised on the day will be split between specific projects run by LampH and Gateway as well as local individuals with learning difficulties.

One of Mr Driver’s other sons was helped as a youngster by LampH.

“I want to help those charities and give the people of Haverhill to have a day to remember. It is the town’s biggest event of the year,” he said.

The show is sponsored by Vindis garage in Cambridge.

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