Euston Park Rural Pastimes Event has now been held every June for over 20 years. It began as a fundraising show for our local Blackbourne Churches and St Nicholas' Hospice Care with the kind permission of our President The Duke of Grafton, who allowed the event to be held in the magnificent setting of Euston Park.
Together with John Farrow (the farm manager at that time) and Tim Fogden we set up a volunteer committee, which has continued to run this successful one day Show. We have raised over £435,000 for our causes over the years by offering a great day out.
Our thanks to everyone involved in organising the annual Euston Rural Pastimes event and all who to attend each year and thus support the Hospice as
well as local parishes.
St Nicholas Hospice Care is a local charity which looks after people with terminal and life-shortening illnesses. This can include cancer, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and the advanced stages of heart and lung disease.
This is its Thirty first year... As a registered charity, the Hospice has to raise more than £10,000 every day through the generosity of the local community.
We need every penny.
The Hospice provides care and support throughout West Suffolk and Thetford.
This may be at our Hospice site in Bury St Edmunds or wherever the patient is via support from our Community Hospice Team.
For more information on the Hospice, go to