Skipton auction event raises £ 4,000 for good causes


The charity auctions held alongside the welcome return of the 14th annual Skipton Auction Mart Christmas primestock exhibitions and sales in their recognized all-inclusive format achieved a total of £ 4,000 for the usual three main beneficiaries, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope, Brooklands Community Special School in Skipton, and the national agricultural charity, the Addington Fund.

As in previous years, all entries into the indoor performing classes, as well as other prizes offered by local businesses and individuals, were auctioned off at the end of the day to consistently generous bidders, mostly farming communities. regional. These raised over £ 3,600, with the supplement coming from John Penny & Sons in Rawdon, who again donated entry fees for the same day stand-alone lamb carcass competition.

Under the hammer of charity, all entries in the 14 classes of indoor performances, both food and non-food, and for adults and children, as well as the annual forage hay competition, in which Tony and Kay Kiernan, of Longridge, retained the championship they won in the last show class two years ago, again with their first bale of wrapped silage, while the reserve champions with a bale of old prairie hay were David and Jacqui Coates of Coniston Cold.

The winners of the individual classes in the indoor section were: Sausage Rolls – Barbara Bamforth, Slaithwaite, containing pork from pigs raised in the same way as her son Adam’s Skipton Christmas prime pig champions, Scotch egg – Millie Eaton, Skipton, chutney – Anne Telfer, scones – Isobel North, Giggleswick, mince pies – Jill Perrings, Giggleswick, flavored gin – Margaret Watkinson, Hutton Sessay, Christmas fruit cake – Eileen Addyman, Skipton, Victoria sandwich cake – Sue Heseltine, Bolton Abbey, cake stollen – Hazel Gamble, Easingwold, photography – Rosie Garth, Long Preston, festive Christmas decoration – John North Jnr, Giggleswick.

Kids Lessons: Edible Necklace – Edie King, Salterforth, Decorated Paper Cup – Edie King, Cookie Baking – Rosie Garth, Decorated Bottle – Isobel Thompson, Foulridge. The judges for the individual classes were Margie Stockdale, Sam Bradley, Jill Perrings, Christine Ryder and Margaret Watkinson.

Between them, the three charities have shared windfall earnings that amount to several thousand pounds since the start of the event.

On the same day, at the Christmas Quality Lamb Sale, Michael Daggett and his family, of Hartlington, donated a young lamb presented by Mr. Daggett’s grandchildren, Lucy, seven, and Henry Tyson, five. It sold no less than eight times when it was re-donated by generous bidders, making an additional £ 1,296 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

In fact, there have been fundraising efforts throughout the year at CCM Skipton, many in favor of young Cumbrian farmer Hannah Brown of Dutton who died so tragically young earlier this year. In May, several sheep were donated in memory of Hannah. £ 2,240 for the Eden Valley Young Farmers Club. In addition, other charity lamb sales raised hundreds of pounds for Sepsis UK, again in memory of Hannah.

Manorlands funds were further increased, first by £ 1,500 through a charity steak night hosted by former cattle buyer and CCM director Coniston Cold’s Michael Winchester, then £ 500 from a lamb donated by Ken and Hazel Gamble, from Easingwold, in memory of former Skipton Mart foreman Royston Baxter, of Steeton, who recently passed away.

Skipton Auction Mart Managing Director and Auctioneer Jeremy Eaton said: “The generosity of our customers – both sellers and bidders – has once again been truly amazing, increasing the coffers of worthy charities. of interest who do such a wonderful job at national and regional levels.


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