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Rural charities receive £7,500

The Weald of Kent Ploughing Match Association has presented a number of rural charities in the Weald with the proceeds raised from the 14 September 2019 match, which was held at Poplars Farm, Horsmonden.

The 2019 match was a huge success with great weather, thousands of visitors and of course plenty of eager competitors. The association have made donations totalling £7,500 to local charities including:

Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt, Bolebrook Beagles, Cardiac Risk in the Young (in memory of Ben Hammond), Dandelion Time, High Weald Academy Young Farmers Club, Homewood School Young Farmers, Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust, Medical Detection Dogs, NLL's Young Farmers' Club, R.A.B.I, Riding for the Disabled Association, The Bridge Trust, The Farming Community Network and the Weald of Kent Young Farmers' Club. The Chairman’s charity of choice this year is CHILD, a charity very close to the heart of the Chairman.

Visitors once again enjoyed a fun-filled day including Clay Pigeon Shooting, Gymkhana, Terrier Racing, a Raffle, the Tossing of the Sheaf, farmers market and most importantly a very successful Ploughing Competition. 

Paul Burbidge at Gullands comments:” We are delighted to be involved with such a fantastic rural event which benefits so many local charities and we are looking forward to the 2020 match, subject to the current restrictions being lifted.”

The association thanks the hosts Mr A Watkins and Mr R Stevens for allowing this event to take place and to BTF Partnership for their invaluable and continued support. Details of the 2020 match to be held on 19 September nr Headcorn can be found at