11 organisations have received thousands of pounds worth of grants raised at a volunteer-led community show.

The funds, totalling £8,350, are courtesy of the Axe Vale Show, with an additional £1650 was pledged to six other organisations following its annual meeting on Wednesday, February 28.

The show, which began in 1995, was reconstituted in 2008 under the Charity Commission, and has to stick to a set of rules about what they can fund.


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Flamingo Pool, celebrating its 25th year, was the major beneficiary of the show's fundraising efforts this year, having received £285,553 from the show since its inception.

Other beneficiaries of this year's grants were The Den, Honiton CIC, Arc, Axminster, Lyme Regis Town Band, Twin Tigers, Partnership CIC, Operation Rudolph, Axminster Drama Club, National Coast Watch institution, Shute Primary School, Axminster Heritage and 1st Lyme Valley Scouts.

In cases of larger projects, with no guarantee the groups will raise the additional money, the show makes time limited pledges.

This year, they were awarded to St Michael’s Church, Musbury, Axminster Cricket Club, Chardstock Eco Group, Project Food and Axminster Football Club.

Plans are already in motion for the 2024 Axe Vale Show, slated for June 22 and 23.

Discounted early tickets are now available at www.axevaleshow.co.uk.