Saturday, 6 May 2017

End of the Country Market & Sporting Sale

From L to R: Claire, Clara, and Anne (with help from labrador Rolo) drawing the 
winning ticket for the Prize Draw
Yesterday saw the end of the 2017 Sale, and I would like to thank all our donors and bidders.  Your generosity has earned over £29,000 for the Trust, which is vital funding that allows us to continue our work throughout the UK.

The Sale is fun, but it is also a large amount of work for the HT team, which peaks on the day of the Sale.  I would like to thank them for their efforts in making this possible, and in particular to acknowledge the input from Patrick Laurie and Claire McGhie, who ran the Sale, and the support provided by Clara Jackson.  Patrick's artwork produced 'Gareth the Grouse', who successfully promoted the prize draw.  It is very much a team effort.

There are a few unsold Lots that will be available for a bit longer.  Please have a look at the website.

Ronnie Graham, from Barony Country Foods, Lochmaben, near Dumfries, won the Prize Draw. He will be able to enjoy the luxury of bed & breakfast accommodation at the unique Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso, together with race tickets for four people at Kelso Races and chauffeur driven transport in a gorgeous 1952 Bentley to the friendliest racecourse in Britain.

If you missed out as a bidder or donor this year, we will be starting our campaign for the 2018 Sale in the Autumn.  Please keep in touch.