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Bentham farmer boosts memorial trust fund
8:00am Sunday 29th September 2013 in News
A Bentham farmer has boosted a trust set up in the memory of his wife by selling a pedigree limousin bull.
George Houghton, who farms at Oak Tree Farm, sold the bull for £1,000 at Skipton Auction Mart earlier this month.
And the money will go towards the Betty’s Radiosurgery Cyberknife Trust – set up following the death of his wife from stomach cancer in 2008.
Mr Houghton, who launched the trust with £30,000, hopes to raise the £2.4 million needed to buy a Cyberknife machine to be installed in a Northern hospital, possibly Leeds General Infirmary.
He believes the Cyberknife – a non-invasive treatment for cancer – could have helped save his wife’s life.
There are currently three of the machines based in the country, but none in the North.
People can donate to the charity (number 1137042) by writing to Mr Houghton at Oak Tree House, Mewith Lane, Bentham, LA27 DN.