A pair of lambs will be auctioned off to raise funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation at this year’s Borderway Agri Expo.

Harrison & Hetherington has today announced that as part of its charity fundraising at Borderway Agri Expo, a pen of two lambs will be auctioned off, with full proceeds going to this year’s nominated charity, the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The pair of Beltex X lambs generously donated by Harrison & Hetherington will go under the hammer in the main exhibition ring, at Borderway Exhibition Centre, Carlisle, on Friday 28th October as part of the annual Agri Expo event.

Commenting on the announcement, Scott Donaldson, Harrison & Hetherington managing director, said: “Doddie is not just one of rugby’s most recognisable faces, but he is also a huge part of the farming community. Auctioning a pair of lambs is a very fitting way to increase our contribution towards this incredible charity at this year’s Agri Expo.”

MND is an incurable disease that affects the nervous system and tends to progress rapidly. Currently in the UK, 1 in 300 people are at risk of developing MND in their lifetime, and unfortunately a third of people succumb to the disease within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis. The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation is committed to helping improve the lives of those affected through funding grants and giving considerable sums to MND Association and MND Scotland to administer to individuals and families living with MND.

Jill Douglas,  CEO of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation commented, “The support that My Name’5 Doddie Foundation continues to receive from the farming community means a great deal to both Doddie and the Foundation. Doddie is a farmer, and it’s always with a sense of pride that we see the community pull together to raise funds to support Motor Neuron Disease research.

“Harrison and Hetherington exemplify this spirit and the auctioning of these lambs is both fitting and important as we continue to raise funds to invest in MND research.”

Borderway Agri Expo is one of the UK’s leading events dedicated to the British livestock industry and regularly attracts in the region of 8,000 visitors. In addition to the 80+ livestock classes, which sees some of the best quality livestock the UK has to offer pass through the ring, the event also boasts an impressive trade area which showcases the latest industry technology, developments and research, as well as breed society genetics. With various competitions for aspiring young farmers and stock-people, the event has established itself a phenomenal reputation for promoting and supporting British agriculture.

Entry to the event, as well as parking, is free.

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