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Stock-Judging Set to Raise Funds for Cancer Charities

A stock-judging and barbecue is aiming to boost the coffers of two cancer charities.

NFU Scotland members, Rab and Jean Paton and family will be hosting the charity stock-judging at Easter Greenhill Farm on Friday 19 July and are inviting people from across the agricultural community to support it. Alongside a stock-judging a hog roast and barbecue will take place, with the pig, reared and donated by the Patons.

The 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 evening will raise funds for Beatson Cancer Charity and Cancer Research UK, two charities close to the family’s hearts.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support of local businesses who have gone over and above to help us and donate to the event and the charities we are supporting. It is set to be a fantastic night with a few drams involved, some great banter and good food. Everyone is welcome.”

Notes to Editors

  • The charity stock-judging and barbecue will take place at 7pm on Friday 19 July at Easter Greenhill Farm, Avonbridge, Falkirk, FK1 2JP. NFU Scotland members can RSVP by calling 0131 472 4000 or text F&C SJ with their name(s) to 07789 796582 by Wednesday 17 July.
  • Local businesses which have 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.: 95/19


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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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