Last week on two separate occasions I was witness to the positive power of community volunteerism. I was asked to speak at the launch of the Virginia Show, a show I have been to a good few times over the years but the history of which was something I was less aware off. Although my local show, the Iverk (Saturday 24 August), prides itself on being the “oldest agricultural show”, Virgina has been running since 1942. The launch was held in the Virginia Show centre, which is a fabulous amenity for the community. There was lots of things going on in the building separate to the launch, of which almost 100 people attended.