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New Skipton Show Nets Over £5K for Charity

Organisers of this year’s inaugural Spring show of agricultural and construction machinery and equipment, coupled with animal health care products, have handed over proceeds of more than £5,000 to charity.

Sally Amos, centre, secretary of the Leeds-based Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, receives the cheque from Guy Machinery’s Graham Guy, right, and Pearson Farm Supplies Chris Pearson.
Peter Baul

The event, staged at Skipton Auction Mart in February, was the brainchild of joint organisers, agricultural machinery and equipment specialist Guy Machinery, which is based at the mart, and animal health products company Pearsons Farm Supplies, of West Marton.

A cheque totalling £5,046 has now been presented to The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, based at the Yorkshire paediatric oncology and haematology Unit at St. James's Hospital, Leeds.

The organisation is dedicated to combating childhood cancer, leukaemia and serious blood disorders, and to making the lives of the children and their families more bearable.

The first-ever show, one of the biggest events of its kind ever to be held in the region, proved such a resounding success – around 1,000 people attended - that organisers are now looking to make it a bi-annual event in the northern calendar.

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