21/08/17Your stories

On Saturday 7th August, supporters Millie and Jonathon Easton held a sheep shearing contest to raise money for Candlelighters, as well as a hog roast, bar and disco.

The siblings decided to donate some of the funds raised to Candlelighters as we are currently support the family of a local girl who the Easton’s know well.

A competitor shearing his lamb

The Jungle Speed Shear event takes place every year and has done for seven years now in Nawton, seeing competitors come from all over the country! The winner of the competition last year came all the way from Scotland and toppedĀ  the leader board with 26 seconds between him and second place.

The aim of the game is that competitors clip a lambs wool in the fastest time. There are many different competition rounds including regional battles such as England verses Scotland and also the ‘pie, pint and clip’ round. On top of this the event runs open sheep shearing classes so people attending the event can sharpen up on their baaaa-ber skills.

The event was a great success as usual and we would like to say thank you to everyone who took part and attended. The money donated is going to make a huge difference to families facing children’s cancer across Yorkshire.


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