A FANTASTIC fundraising effort by the Paton family of Easter Greenhill, Avonbridge, has resulted in two cancer charities each receiving cheques for £4500.

On behalf of NFU Scotland’s Forth and Clyde region, the family hosted a stockjudging, barbecue hog roast and bucking bronco on their farm earlier this summer, raising an astonishing £9000, which has now been split between the Beatson Cancer Charity and Cancer Research UK.

The hugely successful event, which attracted more than 300 people, was also supported by the local Young Farmers Club. The Paton family – Rab and wife Jean, and sons John and Robert – presented the cheques on their farm this week.

NFUS regional chairman Willie Harper commented: “It was fantastic to see so many people turning out in July to support this event, helping to raise so much for two well-deserving charities. The Patons pulled out all the stops and it is fantastic that their hard work was rewarded, allowing them to help out charities that are very close to the family’s heart.”