Line-up announced for Sudbury on Show

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The line-up for this year’s Sudbury on Show has been announced, with a host of local groups and organisations taking part.

The biennial event, which takes place at the town hall and St Peter’s on March 7, showcases the voluntary organisations on offer in the area, from the Royal Air Force to Sudbury’s Quay Theatre.

This year is set to match the popularity of two years ago, with almost 100 stallholders available to offer information and advice from 9.30am to 3pm.

Sudbury Town Council’s customer service officer, Jodie Budd, who undertakes the task of arranging the event, said this year marked the seventh Sudbury on Show.

“It gives an opportunity for charities and volunteer groups to show their level of activity and community spirit,” she said. “There will be almost 100 stalls between St Peter’s and the town hall.

“It’s always very popular. It’s also market day, so we always get people who drop in.”

She said the free event showcases the huge variety of activities on offer in the surrounding area, including local branches of national charities, sports clubs, specialist interest groups, religious organisations and health clubs.

As part of the town council-funded initiative, a free booklet is produced with information about clubs and activities, including those not represented.

Jodie said the response had been very positive from stallholders, with organisations keen to get involved.

A group of 11 stallholders will also visit Thomas Gainsborough School on the following Monday to give pupils the chance to see what Sudbury has to offer them.

With displays from South Suffolk Leisure, Community First Responders and air cadets, among several others, the event encourages young people to get involved with new clubs and organisations.