There will be a turkey auction and Christmas sale at Dalby Schoolrooms on Saturday, December 4 from 6pm.

A total of 14 rare breed heritage turkeys on auction, as well as a leg of Loaghtan lamb, a Loaghtan-fleece woven Shawl (both kindly donated by Wool Shop at Patrick) and Rudolf himself - a large ’Forest’ stag.

The turkeys are all free-range and have been hatched and hand-reared in Dalby from existing breeding stock.

The successful bidders will be able to collect their dressed, oven-ready birds from December 22. If you’re unable to come to the auction, you can still place a fixed bid by emailing Kenneth Judge at [email protected]

All email bids must be in by tomorrow, Friday.

Admission, which costs £2.50, includes your bidding card, mulled wine and mince pies. There will also be Christmas stalls, spruce Christmas trees for sale, freshly made willow wreaths, homemade Christmas Cakes, mincemeat, shortbread, jams and preserves, bottled fruit in Cointreau and other Christmas treats. The auction starts at 7pm. All proceeds, after costs, are being donated to Alana’s Gift, a group helping children with special needs at St John’s School, the Manx charity Bees for Burundi, as well as Dalby Church Restoration Fund.

Organisers respectfully ask that face masks are worn for this event.