A RATHER unusual herd of British cattle supplied by Keighley Campus Leeds City College has helped raise £2,400 for charity.

The plywood cut outs representing five life-size British breed bulls were designed and constructed at the college’s Fab Lab, in Dalton Lane. They were made for a series of charity events sponsored by Timothy Taylor’s brewery.

Staff at Fab Lab created the cattle to scale, with each cut out measuring five foot by eight foot.

Leeds City College art student Sally Mallone took on the job of painting the cut outs to resemble various breeds, including Hereford, Highland, Charolais, Devon and Aberdeen Angus.

The bulls had their first outing at the Beef, Beer and Bubbles Dinner, held at York Minster in October, which raised £65,000 for the Minster Fund.

The plywood herd also made a guest appearance at the annual Beef and Beer dinner at the Craiglands Hotel, in Ilkley, last month before being auctioned off in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands.

Leeds City College business operations & sales manager Chris Scott said: "This was another great opportunity for the college to work alongside a key local employer and all those involved did a 'moo-vellous job!'".