Suffolk Show stands refunds

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SUFFOLK Show organisers will refund stand holders for the cancelled second day.

Because the Suffolk Agricultural Association is a charity bound by articles of association, it does not have to make a refund but has decided to do so to keep ‘goodwill built up over 181 years’.

The 700 stand holders will be offered a 30 per cent discount, though some have already declined because the first day was so successful and to support the show.

The SAA says the first day (the Thursday) traditionally accounts for 60 per cent of visitors with between 40,000 and 50,000 attending.

It says just over 80 per cent of more than 700 livestock and equine classes went ahead, though exhibitors will be refunded for cancelled classes.

Refunds to trade, livestock and equine exhibitors are expected to cost £440,000. The SAA has already started refunding ticket holders and expects a minimum loss on the show of £500,000.

Details of refunds for the cancelled day for members of the public who had made advanced ticket purchases are on the Suffolk Show website at www.suffolkshow.co.uk