A charity sheep auction, held off Folly Lane, Norton Disney, has raised £1000 for the Bomber County Gateway Trust.
Auctioneer, Mr Bob Sheldon was supported by steward Mr Nick Marris and handlers Miss Jessica Sheldon and Mr Josh White.
The prize winning sheep was sold by Master William Laird of Potter Hill Farm and was bought by the Lord Nelson Pub at Winthorpe. The auction was hosted by F J Betts & Sons, at their registered auction site.
Bid totals reached £1000 when auctioneer, Mr Bob Sheldon of Thorpe on the Hill added to the fund. Mr Sheldon commented:
I am so pleased to be able to support this wonderful cause that has been so widely welcomed – locally, nationally and internationally.
Trustee, Mr Ken Sadler explained that it had been quite a week for the group:
Following the announcement by North Kesteven District Council that we had gained planning permission to build the sculpture of the Lancaster Bomber on Tuesday night, we have had a very exciting few days.
There has been a wonderful response from individuals and the media. Offers of support, both financial and other, have been coming in a pace.
It is wonderful to raise more funds today and to do so just metres away from where the Lancaster Bomber will once again appear on the skyline.
The Bomber County Gateway Trust has been formed to create an iconic landmark art installation on the county border of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
The Charity Sheep Auction was held at 3pm, Saturday 28th April 2018.