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1:00pm Friday 4th January 2013 in News
Proceeds of the annual New Year’s Day sheepdog trials at Moor Lodge Farm in Oakworth have now topped £22,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
This year’s contest, organised by Carol Mellin and her son Philip, raised £2,405.
More than 40 entrants came from as far afield as Lincolnshire and Lancashire.
Carol said: “It was a really good atmosphere. It was a lot colder than last year but the weather was a lot better.”
Carol said a highlight of this year’s event came when her partner Wayne Tomlinson had his head and beard shaved.
She said: “He said if we could raise £200 on the day he would have it cut off – we raised £250 and everyone thought it was hugely hilarious.”
Carol particularly thanked those who donated auction items – which raised £900 alone – and Ernest Ellison, from Stanbury, who sold £350 of raffle tickets.
Winner in the nursery sheepdog class was Thomas Longton, of Quernmore, with Bess on 81 points. Second was Richard Atkins, of Oldfield, with Cap, and third was Andrew Throup, of Silsden, with Bob.
Novice class winner was Elaine Hill, of Oxenhope, with Kate, second was Andrew Throup with Sue, and third was Jimmy Richardson, of Oldham, with Katie.