SUE Ryder Manorlands and Brooklands Community Special School, in Skipton, received a record amount at a presentation from CCM Auctions and Addingham Sheepbreeders this month.

Charity auctions staged alongside Skipton Auction Mart’s 12th annual Christmas primestock shows last December raised over £5,000 for charities, thanks to supportive and generous donors and bidders.

The money will be shared by Manorlands and Brooklands, along with national farming charity the Addington Fund.

The Addingham & District Sheep Breeders’ Association raised over £4,000 for Manorlands with their 13th annual charity show and sale, also staged in December at Skipton Auction Mart.

Generous farmers donated 25 lambs in total. The champion from Chris Ryder, of Scaife Hall Farm, Blubberhouses, was auctioned and re-donated multiple times when making a staggering total of £1,480.

CCM Auctions general manager, Jeremy Eaton, said: “We were delighted to be able to donate so much to these very worthwhile causes. We were very pleased to be able to visit Brooklands School for the presentation to see some of the excellent work they do first-hand. We’d like to thank all the competition winners, those who generously donated prizes and all charity buyers who always support these events so well.”

Molly Ralphson, Manorlands Community Fundraiser, said: “Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice is overwhelmed with the support received from CCM and Addingham Sheep Breeders. The money raised will help enormously with the care we provide for patients and their families locally. We want to thank everyone for their continued and extremely valued support.”

Brooklands Headteacher Fran Cracknell added: “‘Brooklands School is very grateful for this kind donation, which will be used to enhance our PE offer.

“It is very special to be recognised by our local community in this way and we would like to say thank you to everyone involved.’