July 27, 2015
We're delighted to have won the first prize for the best "Agricultural exhibition stand" at Driffield Show for the second year in a row.
We also raised more than £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support on the day by staging a charity cycling.
With the aid of an exercise bike, our staff, as well as members of Bridlington Young Farmers club, clocked up the distance in miles from Rix Petroleum’s Hull depot to Driffield Showground and back while encouraging show visitors to sponsor them and donate money.
Duncan Lambert, director at Rix, said the judges had awarded them first prize because their stand helped educate people about the company and the industry, and provided opportunities for them to get involved.
As well as the cycling event, Rix put its three hot air balloons on display, which have been a regular sight in the skies above East Yorkshire for 40 years.
Mr Lambert said: “This year was the 68th year in succession we have been at Driffield Show and my 29th year. Every year we enjoy it so much and get the opportunity to catch up with so many friends that we always look forward to coming back.
“It’s especially gratifying to win the prize for best exhibition stand. We do put a lot of work into our stand and try to come up with new and different ideas each year, so it is great to have that recognised by the judges for the second time.”
Becky Baynes, fundraiser at Macmillan Cancer Support, thanked Rix and the Bridlington Young Farmers for a tremendous fund raising effort.
Macmillan Cancer Support is the company’s charity of the year and staff at Rix have been involved in a number of fund raising initiatives in recent months.
Miss Baynes said: “Everyone who got on the bike did an excellent job and the show visitors were very generous with their donations. Together we raised a fantastic total which helps fund the vital work Macmillan Cancer Support does.”