Greater Bank partnership ensures The Show goes on

Greater Bank partnership ensures The Show goes on

Plans to create an even greater 2021 Newcastle Show received a welcome boost last week with Hunter-based financial institution, Greater Bank, announcing its major sponsorship of the event.

In the wake of a year which devastated events, the announcement is welcome news for The Show organisers who are now working around the clock in preparation to throw open the gates at Newcastle Showground on March 5, 6 and 7.

Established more than 120 years ago, The Show is a long-standing tradition, not only for Novocastrians but many more people based across regional NSW, and in 2021 will continue to provide a platform to celebrate the rich and diverse concepts and skills which exist across the Hunter region.

Recently appointed General Manager of The Show, Kathryn Thomson, said that after enduring a year that impacted so many community events, she was excited about the prospects of what the 2021 Show will deliver for the people of the region.

“While we continue to operate in an environment that can rapidly change due to the nature of COVID-19, we are cautiously confident that the Show will go on in 2021,” Kathryn said.

“Greater Bank’s commitment to this year’s event is a wonderful boost for all involved, as well as a show of confidence in the event.

“Greater Bank is such a prominent supporter of our region and have already proven to be an invaluable partner through their robust commitment and enthusiasm for the community. They are actively engaged in this year’s planning and delivery, which has provided vital assistance during such a difficult time for events.”

Greater Bank Head of Marketing and Customer Experience, Matt Hingston, announced that beyond providing financial support for the event, Greater Bank will be giving away 6,000 plants to show visitors.

This act intrinsically links to the financial institution’s 75-year anniversary celebrations which has seen them commit to planting 75,000 tree across its area of operation.

“Supporting our community has been part of our DNA for 75 years, and as we celebrate this milestone, we are excited to extend our support to an event that has deep community and cultural connections to our region,” Matt said.

“The Newcastle Show is important to the people of the Hunter and beyond and it gives us great pleasure to take on this sponsorship that we hope will positively contribute to the success of the event.

“As part of our 75-year anniversary, we have committed to planting 75,000 trees across our areas of operation; more than half of which will be at sites across the Hunter.

“Through this partnership with The Show, we are extending this commitment and sharing it with the people of the region. Those attending The Show will have the chance to pick up one of 6,000 native plants that we are giving away which they can then plant in their yard.”

The recent easing of NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions has also been welcome news for the event organisers, who continue to work with the relevant authorities to ensure a COVID-safe environment for all visitors to the showground to ensure its success.

The Show will be official launched at the Showground on Sunday, 21 February. Tickets to this year’s event will go on sale from 8 February.

IMAGE | Newcastle Show partner with Greater Bank to put on a bigger and better show in 2021.

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