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Norfolk car dealer helps air show soar to great heights

PUBLISHED: 13:54 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:54 16 August 2017

The Seething charity air show. The Blades formation aerobatic team. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Seething charity air show. The Blades formation aerobatic team. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A Norfolk car dealers has donated money to ensure that a popular annual air show will be ready for take off on Sunday.

The Seething charity air show. The Spitfire. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The Seething charity air show. The Spitfire. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Seething Annual Charity Air Show has raised thousands of pounds for good causes in previous years.

But following the tragic Shoreham air disaster last year the Civil Aviation Authority imposed new regulations on air shows.

This meant that the Seething Air Day Committee was faced with ‘considerably increased costs’ and it was then that Busseys stepped in to help.

The Norfolk based Ford and Peugeot dealer offered to sponsor one of the aerial display acts to help get the show off the ground.

The Seething charity air show. The Tiger Moth gets ready for it's display. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The Seething charity air show. The Tiger Moth gets ready for it's display. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Marketing Manager Stuart Kirby at Busseys said: “ Busseys are delighted to be able to help and support the Seething Charity Airshow this year.

“We hope will be a fantastic day for local families and enthusiasts alike, but more importantly it helps raise a significant amount of money each year for local charities and good causes.”

This year the show will feature international air displays, local charity and craft stands and displays of aircraft and classic and military vehicles.

The Seething World War 2 Tower Museum will also be open and there will be live music, dog shows and a Viking re-enactment.

The Seething charity air show. The Yak 52. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The Seething charity air show. The Yak 52. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

There will be 12 aerial shows and some of the acts held at ground level will never have been shown in East Anglia before.

The Seething Charity Air Day has now grown to become a popular international event raising thousands of pounds for good causes.

The Air Day is non-profit making and is manned by volunteers, so after display costs have been covered all proceeds go to a chosen charity.

The charity chosen for the 2017 Air Day is the East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH).

To enable an even larger donation to be made to EACH, Barclays Bank PLC are for the third consecutive year matching the donation made by the Air Day, pound for pound, up to a maximum of £4,000.

In 2015 record numbers of spectators attended the Air Day which enabled donations to be made totalling £8,000 to East of England Air Ambulance and to East Anglian Children’s Hospice.

In addition to this Barclays Bank PLC donated a further £4,000.

Adult tickets cost £15 while children under 16 years go free.

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