This weekend The Skelton Group had two tents on display, one in West Kent, and the other in the East of the county…..read on to find out why.

We kicked off our annual tour of various Ploughing Matches on Saturday with the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match in Sissinghurst.  Although the weather took a slight turn from the long sunny days we’ve experienced lately it didn’t stop the support on the day.  As always, we exhibited an array of different equipment from our extensive plant fleet together with an ample presence from the helpful and informative Skelton team.  This is always a well attended show with an eclectic mix of exhibiters and competitive ploughmen (and sometimes women) providing endless enjoyment for all those who attend.

We all move on to the East Kent Ploughing Match in Nonington on Wednesday 28th September, where we will be once again pitching our tent and showing off some of our latest equipment.  Please pop in to see us, say hello and indulge in some locally produced fare, we’d love to see you at this popular event.

So, whilst our Team were supporting the local community and economy on the West side of the county, our managing director was raising awareness and sponsorship for the Catching Lives and Porchlight Charities.  Organised by the Rotary Club of Canterbury Sunrise, Tim Skelton took part in the Sponsored Sleep Out.  Held within the prestigious grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a handful of local business owners, influential leaders and key members of the community slept out under cardboard.  In 2013 the event raised £39,000 with the participants sleeping out in tents; however, this year it was decided to replicate the conditions that the homeless are often faced with and so everyone constructed their shelter from only cardboard and plastic.  Our MD”s proud example is pictured below!  Luckily, the weather improved from the torrential rain that drenched Canterbury throughout the day, much to the relief of all the campers!  Once again this event is expecting to raise a significant amount for these charities that provide support to those less fortunate than most.  If you would like to know more about these charities please click on the links above.