Supporting Local Good Causes

Donations Made by The Aylsham Agricultural Show Association Limited (AASA)

The AASA (Aylsham Show) donates surplus proceeds to mainly local charitable causes, and other charitable institutions, making a real difference in the local community. Subject to the Show being able to do so, this would normally take place at a Presentation Evening in January each year before the AGM.

The annual presentation evening to charitable organisations took place at the Aylsham Town Hall on Monday 15th January 2024.

David Hitcham  –  Event Organiser  –  said that there were 55 Organisations represented and they received £21850 in total  from the surplus proceeds of the 2023 Aylsham Show.                Well over £1 million pounds has been donated by The Aylsham Agricultural Show Association Limited since the Show began in 1946.

Everybody who applied this year had received a donation and these ranged from £250 upwards to the largest donation of £1200 to the Aylsham Flower Club who raised the majority of this amount on Show Day from their Flowers Auction.

David said that is was virtually impossible to give monies to some and not to others and the Executive Committee of the Show wanted to ensure all of these deserving causes received something.

Retiring Chairman: Mike Gamble welcomed everybody, and retiring President: Roger Long summed up by saying what an honour it had been for him to present these monies to so many charitable organisations and how humbled all those present were to hear the many great stories of what is going on within Aylsham and the surrounding areas, and how so many vulnerable people of all ages are being helped by so many caring volunteers.

Thanks to Ian Gravenell who took the photo at the end of the presentations.

Beneficiaries of our 2023 Show proceeds are listed below in alphabetical order. Those marked * have either helped on Show Day in some way, have connections with the Show,  or raised their own monies.


Anyone Can Run

Aylsham Band

Aylsham Community Church

Aylsham and District Care Trust

Aylsham Community Gym

Aylsham Community Shed

Aylsham District Rangers*

Aylsham and District Flower Club (Vision Norfolk Gardeneyes and Norfolk Blood Bikes)*

3rd Aylsham Guides*

Aylsham High School Duke of Edinburgh Award 

Aylsham Recreation Ground*

Aylsham Roman Project

Aylsham Rotary Club*

1st Aylsham Scouts

Aylsham St Giles Cricket Club

Aylsham Table Tennis Club*

Aylsham Tennis Club*

Aylsham Youth Club* 

Blood Cancer UK*

British Heart Foundation

Buckingham Emergency Food Appeal

Friends of Bure Valley School

PTFA of Buxton Primary School

1st Buxton Lamas Sea Scout Group

Cawston Village Hall

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices*

Eves Hill Veg Co

Food & Farming Discovery Trust*

Headway Norfolk and Waveney

Healing Harbour

Joe Dix Foundation


Lymphoma Action*

Motor Neurone Disease Norfolk Norwich and Waveney Branch

Nancy Oldfield Trust

National Coastwatch Institution Cromer*

Norfolk Heart Trust

Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity re Dementia Garden*

RBL Halsey House Dementia Unit*

Exercising People In Communities (EPIC)*

Norfolk Reading Project

North Norfolk Talking Newspaper Association (The Mardler)

North Norfolk Wheelyboat*

North Walsham Rugby Football Club*

North Walsham Young Farmers Club (Priscilla Bacon Appeal)*

Norwich & District Riding for the Disabled*

Papillon Project*

Reepham & District Rotary Club (Field of Joy)* 

Sainsburys North Walsham Fundraising Group (North Norfolk Foodbank)*

Star Throwers

Thornage Hall Independent Living*

Treasured Chests Breast Cancer Support Group

Worstead & District Riding for the Disabled


Youngs Community Sports Trust re Aylsham Football Club*