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Second Sheep Auction set to raise funds for hospice

[Friday 05 December 2008]

MEMBERS of Addingham and District Sheep Breeders Association are holding their second charity sheep sale in aid of Sue Ryder Care Manorlands Hospice.

The event will be held at Skipton Auction Mart, on Wednesday 10 December and organisers are asking local farmers to donate a mule wether lamb to the cause.

The inaugural event held in December 2007 saw 26 lambs donated by local farmers raise £2039 for the hospice which care for patients from Keighley, Airedale, Skipton and the Dales.

A massive £840 of this total was raised from the sale of the Champion lamb which received the Pearson Farm Supplies Trophy. This lamb was owned by the Throup family of Woofa Bank Farm Silsden who are looking to retain the prestigious trophy but Chairman of the Sheep Breeders group, John Mawson said that competition will be strong with more lambs expected to be donated than last year.

The lambs will be judged by James Dewhirst, before Craven Cattle Marts auctioneer, Jeremy Heaton auctions the Champion at approximately 11:30 am. The sale of the other donated lambs will follow all proceeds going to the hospice which cares for over 650 local people each year.

Sue Ryder Care Fundraiser Andrew Wood expressed delight that the group has chosen to support Manorlands once again, “This was a great event last year and the generous rural community raised a tremendous amount for the hospice, we hope that plenty of farmers will support us and try to win the Pearson Farm Supplies Trophy.”

Any farmers wishing to donate a mule wether lamb should just bring it on the day or can contact John Mawson on 07796332750.

For more information contact Andrew Wood in the Manorlands Fundraising Office on (01535) 640432 or email Andrew.Wood@suerydercare.org

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