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Spot the Spotted Sheep for Children in Need!

Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, has dreamt up a ‘Spot the Spotted Sheep’ challenge, one of a host of zany fund-raising ideas for Children in Need this year.

Katie, 12, and six-year-old Lucy Robertshaw try their hand at sheep spotting.

sheep spotting

Motorists will first become aware that there’s something distinctly dotty going on as they near the Brighouse & Denholme Road shop ahead of Children in Need this Friday (Nov 18).

Many among a 38-strong flock of Keelham’s own prime lambs grazing in an adjoining field are sporting spotted fleeces, while the front of the shop has also be kitted out with its own spotted livery. Both initiatives are purpose designed to raise awareness of the spotty themes within.

In Keelham Home & Garden, two more prime lambs in a pen have differing spots to spot in a spot the difference competition with a difference!

They are also running a ‘Spot the Smell’ contest, with blindfolded shoppers challenged to sniff out and identify 15 different food and drink-related products in containers.

“It’s more difficult than people might imagine and really tests the culinary sense of smell,” explained the shop's Victoria Robertshaw

A £1 competition entry fee will be charged for sheep-difference and smell spotters, with the main prizewinners rewarded with Keelham Christmas hampers. There will also be collection buckets at the tills, with proceeds from all activities going to Children in Need.

Victoria added: “We’re not going potty - just spotty! We are intent on making Children in Need a fun experience for customers of all ages. Our staff will also be wearing something spotty – if our customers want to do likewise, so much the better. It will all add to the atmosphere for this high profile annual fund-raiser.”

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