After helping support the Norfolk East Anglian Air Ambulance at last year’s Royal Norfolk Show, I was delighted to be invited back again for 2016. The Air Ambulance fills a vital role in our front-line emergency medical services and yet is a charity, fully reliant on the public’s support and generosity to keep flying.
For the EAAA , the Show is a fantastic way for them to help raise awareness of what they do and just how vital charitable donations are for their continued operation. I don’t tend to undertake a vast amount of charitable photographic work in a typical year due to a lack of available time but am always happy to help support the Norfolk team whenever I can. It’s also an excuse to wander around the Show for a day with a camera or two – fantastic!
As it was, the show started off as a lovely sunny day with a slight hint of cloud going on…
I don’t know how the EAAA find their fundraiser team but I wish whatever magic they use to do so could be bottled and shared. Everyone is so passionate & genuinely happy – despite the rain suddenly arriving mid-afternoon!!
In between visits to the EAAA stand, I took a look around the show – way too many photos to include here but thought I’d add a few highlights!
Always fantastic to see traditional crafts & trades in action – with some incredibly talented individuals very much doing their thing:
Unfortunately as the day progressed the weather had other ideas… with the gorgeous morning sun soon being replaced by dark clouds and a seemingly typical “Great British Summer Day”. Cue torrential downpours, persistent rain and lots of mud. Umbrellas & rain coats at the ready!
If there’s one thing for sure about the Show, you never know what or who you’re going to see….
All in all, a fun day was definitely had by all… Roll on 2017!