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Skipton Charity Sheep Sale Raises Over £2,000

An incredible price of £840 for a single Mule wether lamb was achieved at a charity auction at Skipton Auction Mart – mind you, it was bought and sold no less than four times!

Members of Addingham & District Sheep Breeders’
Association are joined by the show sponsor, judge,
title winners, Manorlands fund-raiser and the
champion lamb at the Skipton charity show and sale.

Skipton charity show and sale

Addingham & District Sheep Breeders’ Association came up with the novel idea of staging the charity show and sale at Skipton (Wed, Dec 12) in aid of Manorlands, the Sue Ryder Care Hospice at Oxenhope, Keighley.

The initiative proved an overwhelming success, netting a whopping £2,044 after a total of 26 Mule wether lambs were donated for sale by association members and other local farmers - a gesture warmly supported by the generosity of ringside bidders and spontaneous donations.

The show champion, chosen by judge James Dewhurst, of Lothersdale, was exhibited by Ken and Martin Throup, of Woofa Bank Farm, Silsden Moor, who received a newly commissioned shield presented by show sponsor Chris Pearson, of Ingleton-based Pearson Farm Supplies.

It was sold first by auctioneer John Hanson to Michael Spensley, of Gargrave, for £360, who then pitched it back for resale.

Two other successful bidders followed suit – Skipton regular Les Thackray, of Mickley, Ripon, at £200, and show sponsor Chris Pearson for £180.

The victor finally found a home with Arthur Maude, of Bradley, who paid £100, in itself a very tidy sum.

Addingham & District Sheep Breeders’ Association chairman John Mawson presented the cheque to Manorlands fund-raiser Andrew Wood. Both thanked all who had contributed towards the tremendous result.

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