Applications open for Samantha and Florence Bailey Bursary
Applications have opened for the Samantha and Florence Bailey Bursary,. The Bursary is administered by the New Forest Agricultural Show Society, organisers of the New Forest and Hampshire County Show.
The Samantha and Florence Bailey Bursary was launched in 2018 following the death of Samantha Bailey and her unborn daughter Florence in January 2018. Sam was a young farmer and estate agent living in Tiptoe, Sway. Following in the footsteps of her grandparents and mother she led a wonderful life breeding and showing the Sandlea herd of Charolais cattle. It was with this enthusiasm that she joined as a member of the Show’s Cattle Committee pushing the section forward becoming chairman in 2012. Through her chairmanship she met the Queen during her Jubilee visit and the Countess of Wessex showing them around the Cattle Section with her usual energy and passion.
The New Forest Agricultural Show Society set up a bursary in their memory with the aim of supporting young people in agricultural education. The project has two aims:
- Fund students attending agricultural college, allowing them to begin a career in agriculture
- Pay for applicants to attend short courses, that will benefit their career in agriculture
The bursary is open for applicants based in Hampshire who can demonstrate the course will benefit their long-term future in Agriculture. A selection committee will decide which applicants are successful and priority will be given to those who can demonstrate they can make the most out of the Bursary. Applicants should demonstrate how the grant will help their career in agriculture and personal development.
Denis Dooley, Chief Executive says “We are delighted to finally be opening applications for the Bursary. Sam was a stalwart of the Society and fondly remembered by all involved. The Bursary is the perfect way to both remember her involvement and support young people in Agriculture. I would encourage anyone interested in applying to get in touch on 01590 622400 ”.
The bursary is reliant upon the generosity of its supporters. Through fundraising initiatives and donations since 2018, the bursary fund has accumulated over £13,000 so far. All proceeds from children’s ticket sales at the 2019 New Forest and Hampshire County Show were donated to the bursary.
For more information about the Samantha and Florence Bailey Bursary and to download an application form please visit: https://www.newforestshow.co.uk/samantha-and-florence-bailey/.