Charity receives £2,150 following dale lamb’s sale
THOUSANDS of pounds was raised for a good cause thanks to a dale farmer and generous efforts of buyers at a weekly lamb sale.
At last week’s Tuesday evening sale of prime sheep at Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart, Andrew Teward, of Fair View, Middleton-in-Teesdale, offered his final prime lamb of the year to be sold for charity.
Buyer Morgan Helliwell, of Rochdale, bought the lamb and put it back into the ring again.
Auction mart clerk Brenda Armer said: “What happened in the next ten minutes was an unplanned spur-of-the-moment display of human generosity when all 12 prime stock buyers present each bought and re-offered the charity lamb for sale again.”
As a result of the repeated sale, £2150 was raised.
Mr Helliwell, 21, nominated the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity, for the children’s cancer ward 84 to receive the money.
Ten years ago, Mr Helliwell spent six months on ward 84 while battling cancer as a child.
Many thanks must go to the purchasers Morgan Helliwell; Arthur Slack; Andrew Phillips; Paul Bartholomew; James Blenkhorn, for Yorkshire Halal Meats and Lancashire Direct Halal; Glen Lomax; Phil Burton, for West Scottish Lamb; Gerallt Roberts, for Field Fresh Trading Ltd; Simon Jenner; Dan Kemp; Dan Towers;, Ben Gray, for Andrew Atkinson Livestock; James Birkbeck, for JA Jewitt Meats; Harrison & Hetherington, with the figure been rounded up by auctioneer Mark Richardson and clerk Brenda Armer.
Ms Armer added: “In light of all the recent turmoil regarding looming Brexit fears and the current coronavirus epidemic, this was a truly heart warming display of generosity which occurred at Kirkby Stephen Auction Market and we applaud the great support from all concerned.”