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More than £6,000 donated at Christmas sale for auctioneer's son battling Leukaemia

Sheep auctioneer Mark Jones and his wife Annie said they were ‘overwhelmed’ by the donations.


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The British Blue heifer sold for £2,671.20.
The British Blue heifer sold for £2,671.20.
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More than £6,000 donated at Christmas sale for auctioneer's son battling Leukaemia

Farmers and buyers have been recognised for their support and generosity after a Christmas sale at Market Drayton Market raised more than £6,000 for three charities which have helped a young boy in his fight against Leukaemia.

 

Director and sheep auctioneer Mark Jones said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the sale on December 6 which helped raise money for The Harry Johnson Trust, Molly Olly’s Wishes and the oncology team at The Princess Royal Hospital in Shropshire, each who helped his son Tommy, 4, through chemotherapy treatment.

 

As part of the money raised, Mr Jones’ old college friend Sarah Holt donated half the value of her British Blue show heifer which, at 636 kilograms, sold to 420p to gross £2,671.20.

 

It was bought by brothers Mark and Frank Webster of R.G.B. Webster and Sons Ltd, Rhyl.

 

Mr Jones said: “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of farmers and buyers. I am lost for words really.


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“It is great. We have been able to give back to the charities who have helped Tommy through his chemotherapy treatment.”

 

Further donations came flooding in with the sale of two single lambs: the first donated by Mr W.I. Ellis, Talwrn which sold to £260 before being re-offered and purchased again for £260 by Steven Hill of Najib & Sons.

 

The second was bought for £260 by Mark Perrins of Farmers Fresh.

 

Phenomenal

A pair of lambs donated by Messrs H.F. Jones, Tynewydd, were sold for £280 and again re-sold for the same price of £280 and bought by Najib & Sons.

 

J.C. & W.A. Davies, Llangedwyn offered two lambs which grossed £120 per head and were purchased by David Jones of Jones Bros, Wrexham, with a final pair donated by Mr N. Kinsey of Bridgnorth selling to £200 per head to the same buyer.

 

At least £6,000 has been raised so far and Mr Jones said he, his wife Annie and their children Jack, Becky and Tommy wanted to say a huge vote of thanks to all who contributed.

 

“It has gone far better than we could have ever imagined; it is a terrific amount of money,” Mr Jones added. “Absolutely phenomenal.”

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