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Stock-Judging Raises £5.5k for Cancer Charities

Two cancer charities are set to benefit from £5,500, which was raised at a charity stock-judging and barbecue on Friday 19 July.

Organised by NFU Scotland, and held courtesy of the Paton family at Easter Greenhill, Avonbridge, the event saw more than 300 people turning out to take part.

Alongside a stock-judging a hog roast and barbecue was held, with the hog reared and donated by the Patons. The local young farmers clubs also supported the event.

The Paton family – Rab and wife Jean, and sons John and Robert - run 160 Ayrshire cross red and white dairy cows, a 270 suckler herd, alongside a flock of 630 texel cross ewes, and a small pig unit comprising 10 breeding sows.

The funds raised will be split between the Beatson Cancer Charity and Cancer Research UK, two charities close to the family’s heart.

Willie Harper, NFU Scotland’s Regional Chairman for Forth and Clyde commented: “It was fantastic to see so many people turning out to support this event on Friday evening, helping to raise so much for two well-deserving charities.

“A huge thank you to the Paton family who went over and above to pull out all the stops for this event, putting on four stock-judging classes, as well as other novelty ones, organising substantial sponsorship from local businesses, donating the hog for the roast and even organising a bucking bronco.”

Notes to Editors

  • Photographs from the evening are available by emailing media@nfus.org.uk.
  • Local businesses who supported the event include Forth Valley Vets, Galloway and MacLeod, Carrs Billington and Crystalyx, United Auctions, RH Young, AS Deans, JT and C Owen, RW Stewart, Johnston Oils, WAH Contracts, Hendersons Chartered Surveyors, DKR Agricultural Services, J Chapman (Butchers), GS Stewart, Niall Lyon Cattle Foot Trimming, Grayshill and Allan and Calum Leckie.


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Contact Ruth McClean on 0131 472 4108

Author: Ruth McClean

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News Article No.: 104/19


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Ruth McClean

Having worked in the communications and journalism industry for the last 11 years, NFU Scotland’s Communications Manager Ruth McClean understands the needs of journalists and has extensive knowledge of the wider agricultural industry. After growing up in Argyll and Bute and working in the area as a reporter for local newspapers for eight years, Ruth joined NFU Scotland in 2013 in her current role. She is also Editor of the Union’s membership magazine the Scottish Farming Leader.

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