A LAMB sale served-up a meaty donation for Manorlands.

Animals went under the hammer at the Addingham & District Sheep Breeders' Association 11th annual show and sale.

And nearly £3,500 was raised for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

Bidding was brisk for the 27 charity lambs, all donated by farmers.

The champion – a Mule wether lamb – was bought and re-donated several times during the auction, and eventually coined-in £750.

After the New Year, the prized animal will go into a primestock sale, with proceeds again going to Manorlands.

The second-prize charity lamb at the event – at Skipton Auction Mart – was shown by Ken and Lynne Throup, of Silsden Moor.

Over the years, the show and sale has now raised more than £40,000 for the hospice.

Tribute is paid by Manorlands fundraiser, Molly Ralphson.

"We are extremely grateful to everyone involved," she said.

"The generosity of the farmers who donated their lambs and other goods, the bidders, the sponsor and the auction mart really does make a huge difference to the work we do at Manorlands.

"We have to raise £2.3 million a year to keep our services going so people can get the specialist care they need when they need it the most, and without the generosity of our local community hosting events such as these it just wouldn't be possible."

Manorlands – together with national farming charity the Addington Fund, and Brooklands Community Special School in Skipton – will also share in a £4,385 pot raised at charity auctions staged alongside the annual Christmas primestock shows at the mart last month.