The York based Tockwith & District Agricultural Society has been named as one of just forty three recipients of a prestigious, county wide community initiative award.
The Duke of York’s Community Initiative is presented annually to a small number of Yorkshire based organisations that, having been subjected to rigorous and robust scrutiny, are deemed: “of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.”
The Tockwith & District Agricultural Society was founded in 1945 the aim of which was to raise money for the Red Cross to support the personnel at RAF Marston Moor. Over the years it has progressed from being a purely Horticultural Show to becoming a full Agricultural and Horticultural Show. The Show Society primarily exists to promote and advance for the benefit and education of the public the practice of agriculture, horticulture, livestock breeding and arts and crafts.
On the 16th October the Initiative, which was founded by His Royal Highness The Duke of York in 1998, held its annual awards ceremony at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham during which His Royal Highness personally presented recipients of the 2014 awards with their citations.
The attached pictures show Lisa Chasney receiving the 2014 award from HRH THE DUKE OF YORK and of Lisa, Sam Blacker, Sally Anne Hannington and Mike Tham chatting to the Duke of York.