2015-05-29  

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Charity Hay and Silage Show Raises £5,660

The East Fellside community of Croglin in Cumbria raised a staggering £5,660 for two charities in one day earlier this year.

The event at the Robin Hood pub in the village centred around a hay and silage show which attracted 93 entries of crop as well as an auction of promises and a raffle. The cash raised was divided between the Great North Air Ambulance Service and the Children's Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.

Handing over the cheques in Croglin: Left to right, Heather Stamper, the air ambulance assistant public liaison officer for Cumbria, farmer Tom Stobart, Robin Hood landlord David Raine, farmer John Thirlwall, six year old Kate Stainton who has had five heart operations at the Freeman Hospital and her grandmother Linda Forrester, of Ainstable.

Handing over the cheques in Croglin: Left to right, Heather Stamper, the air ambulance assistant public liaison officer for Cumbria, farmer Tom Stobart, Robin Hood landlord David Raine, farmer John Thirlwall, six year old Kate Stainton who has had five heart operations at the Freeman Hospital and her grandmother Linda Forrester, of Ainstable.

Judges were Roy Nelson, of Skipton and Laurie Brunskill of Renwick.

Supporting the event were Harrison & Hetherington, whose auctioneer James Little conducted the auction of promises, Penrith Farmers Mart, Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart, Longtown and Agriking as well as many people from the local community.

Results:
Hay:
1 John Gargett, Ainstable;
2 Stuart Maughan, Ainstable;
3 Tony Bousfield, Renwick.

Baled silage:
1 Tony Bousfield, Renwick
2, Robert Raine, Renwick;
3, Andrew Stainton, Croglin.

Clamp silage:
1, Les Armstrong, Kirkoswald;
2 Graham Pollock, Ainstable;
3 Tony Smith, Cumrew.

Overall champion, hay and silage - Les Armstrong, Blunderfield, Kirkoswald; Reserve, Tony Bousfield, Laypool, Renwick.

Jennifer Mackenzie

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link Show Dates


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