On Friday 9 September the Emergency Services Show (ESS) committee were delighted to grant £35,000 to 18 charities and blue light organisations that support the show.

The evening celebration took place on Friday 9 September at Police Headquarters in Devizes and the money was raised from our tenth show which was held in 2015 at Hullavington Airfield.

We also celebrated with our volunteers and recognised their hard work and dedication to the show.

The ESS committee, made up of ten members from all three services rely on the support of our volunteers who work tirelessly to help us set up, set down and ensure the show is a success and helps us connect with local communities from all over the south west.

Chief Constable Mike Veale attended the evening and presented certificates and cheques to the beneficiaries said: “The show highlights the excellent work of the emergency services and raises much-needed funds for such good causes.

“A massive thank you from myself to all the volunteers and committee members who painstakingly pull the annual event together, your dedication and passion for the show shines through.

“Seeing all the recipients at the event, I could see clearly how much this money will benefit organisations and charities which do so much for the public.”

We are still planning the 2017 show and hope to shortly be able to announce the venue and date.

We would like to thank all of the volunteers who have supported us over the years as well as our sponsors and supporters.

Last years show was sponsored and supported by Vodafone, Grist Environmental, Forces War Records, Primetech, SAM FM, Ideal Displays, Nurdens, Green Meadow Recovery and Thamesdown Transport.

For more information, follow the Show at www.facebook.com/EmergencyServicesShow or on Twitter @999show.

Our beneficiaries:

  • Wiltshire Air Ambulance
  • SWIFT Medics
  • Fire Fighters Charity
  • Wiltshire Ambulance Benevolent Fund
  • Care of Police Survivors
  • Great Western Air Ambulance
  • Bobby Van Trust
  • RNLI
  • Julia’s House
  • Hope for Tomorrow
  • Freewheelers
  • Severn Freewheelers
  • SERV Wessex
  • Casualties Union
  • Cricklade Fire Cadets
  • St John Ambulance
  • WAGS