Dawlish Air Show fights to balance books

Related Stories

Organisers of one of Devon's big summer events are battling to raise money to secure its long-term future.

Each year about 80,000 people visit the Dawlish Air Show which regularly features the Red Arrows.

But in June, organisers had raised only £750 for the airshow which is on 19 August.

Local contributors stepped in with £20,000 to keep the show on, but organisers still need another £5,000 to cover all the costs.

Organiser James Hill said: "It can't get much more precarious.

"The show was within days of folding."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Devon



Min. Night 17 °C


  • Children in Africa graphicBaby steps

    Why are more children in Africa living beyond five?

  • Olive oil and olivesFood myth

    Did 1950s Britain get its olive oil from a pharmacy?

  • Rio Ferdinand and David Moyes'Playing to win'

    Memorable quotes from sporting autobiographies BBC Sport

  • Hand washing to contain Ebola in LiberiaEbola virus

    More action is needed to tackle Ebola, say experts

  • shadow of people kissing on grassOutdoor love

    Should the police intervene when people have sex in public?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.