Gleno YFC Fatstock cancer charity auction raises over £22,300

CHEQUE: Gleno Valley Young Faemrs’ Club members and staff from Ballymena Mart hand over the cheque to ‘Friends of the Cancer Centre’.

FOLLOWING a successful fat-stock show, sale and charity auction in November, Gleno Valley Young Farmers’ Club

members, alongside Ballymena

Livestock Market staff, were delighted to present £22,372.54 to ‘Friends of the Cancer Centre’.

This substantial amount of money will help to fund life-saving and life-changing projects that make a real and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of local people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland.

Many thanks to judge Sam Carlisle, Border Meats, Lockerbie, along with all of the sponsors who once again were more than generous. These sponsors included Newport Collection, Clare Vet Group, Fane Valley, Norbrook Laboratories, Danske Bank, NI Limousin Club, Moore Concrete, Ballinaskeagh Grains, DJ McKee & Sons, and Jacksons Butchers.

Butchers Best Champion, sponsored by Clare Vet Group, was awarded to M & B Johnston, Toomebridge, with a Limousin heifer sold for £2,600.

Supreme Champion was awarded to JCB Commercials, Newtownards, with a Limousin heifer, selling for £2,700 to Sam Carmichael for McKee’s Butchers, Maghera.

Reserve Champion, sponsored by Newport Collection, went to I Wilson, Islandmagee, with a Limousin bullock sold for £1,580, again to Sam Carmichael for McKee’s Butchers, Maghera.

Congratulations to R Miller, Mon-eymore, for top sale price of the evening for a Limousin heifer which sold for £3,103 to Kelly O’Kane.

The event could not have been such a success without all the generous donations and support before and during the event. Gleno Valley YFC would once again like to extend a massive thanks to the Ballymena Market staff, show and sale sponsors and all those who donated auction/raffle prizes or gave generous donations, along with everyone who came to support the event on the night.


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