A QUIRKY fund-raising event takes place this Sunday.
The annual Hay Show and charity pledge auction is being held at The Gate pub, Forestburngate.
Organised by Hedley Heron and William Milburn – on the same committee which runs the popular Simonside Country Fair – it raises money for local charities and good causes, usually those associated with children and families.
During the morning, entries to the hay competition will be judged by a secret panel before the show opens to the public at noon with a performance from Rothbury Highland Pipe Band.
Events include a tombola and a competition to guess the weight of the sheep.
Hay entries are auctioned at around 2pm, along with gifts pledged by local businesses and donors.
Refreshments will be available from The Gate pub.
More information, visit www.simonsidefair.co.uk or to enter the competition/donate a pledge to the auction, call Hedley on 07974 125321 or William on 01669 620293.