TWO CANCER charities are set to benefit from the £5500 raised at a charity stockjudging and barbecue held at the Paton family's Easter Greenhill farm, Avonbridge

Organised by NFU Scotland with the support of local young farmers clubs, the event saw more than 300 people turning out to enjoy the stockjudging accompanied by a hog roast and barbecue, with the hog reared and donated by the Patons.

The Patons – Rab and wife Jean, and sons John and Robert – run 160 Ayrshire cross red and white dairy cows, a 270 suckler herd, alongside a flock of 630 Texel cross ewes, and a small pig unit comprising 10 breeding sows.

The funds raised will be split between the Beatson Cancer Charity and Cancer Research UK, two charities close to the family’s heart.

NFUS regional chairman for Forth and Clyde, Willie Harper, commented: “It was fantastic to see so many people turning out to support this event on Friday evening, helping to raise so much for two well-deserving charities.

“A huge thank you to the Paton family who went over and above to pull out all the stops for this event, putting on four stockjudging classes, as well as other novelty ones, organising substantial sponsorship from local businesses, donating the hog for the roast and even organising a bucking bronco.”