The Southern District Agricultural Show’s annual sheep racing event, held at Great Meadow, Castletown, raised £220 this year.
As support for farmers, especially those hit by the crisis caused by March’s snow storm, the money has been donated to the Isle of Man Agricultural Benevolent Trust.
The sheep racing has been revived in recent years by Howard Kelly and his wife Gill, who have a long history with the Southern Show, Howard being show director for 30 years and Gill secretary for 13 years.
They were supported with the sheep racing by their son Andy, daughter Wendy Corlett and her husband Ian, and also grandson Harry Kelly from Cregneash. Derry Kissack commentated.
Southern Show life member Neal Jones and his assistants helped out as ‘jockeys’ selling the tickets.
Last year’s proceeds went to Bowel Cancer IOM and previous to that it was to the Isle of Man Diabetic Society and also the special care baby unit at the hospital.
Next year will be the 100th anniversary of the Southern Agricultural Show.