The Broughton Game Show committee has announced this week that the event is to come to an end. Rising costs, insurance, health and safety issues and the vagaries of the weather mean that after 33 years the committee have reluctantly decided to call it a day. The show, held annually in the grounds of Broughton Hall, was started to raise money for the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. As the event grew the Cave Rescue Organisation also became involved, and over the years £325,000 has been raised shared between the two groups.Both UWFRA & CRO are totally manned by volunteers who are prepared to be called out any day or  night seven days a week, they are completely funded by charitable donations from the public. The committee cite several reasons for the decision, including the escalating costs of running such an event, which have created a high risk factor for them. The main reason for the Game Show was to raise money for the two rescue organisations, and there was great concern that the opposite could so easily happen.

Full story in November’s Dalesman.

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  1. Stella Richardson

    What a great shame. I have always enjoyed this show and what an incredible effort from those concerned in raising all that money for these two vital teams. I hope something else is organised to take its place.

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  2. Stephen Cheetham

    The Salmon & Trout Association are so sorry to hear the sad news of the demise of Broughton Show. We have always enjoyed giving our support and raising money for the charities. We wish an alternative could be found.

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