Guess what? junior clubs share £1,300

A UNUSUAL Guess the Weight competition, held at Hayfield Sheepdog Trials, boosted the funds of both New Mills and Hayfield junior football clubs.

Visitors had to guess the weight of 62 bales of straw donated by farmer and landowner David Mellor, and auctioned off at the end of the show.

The event raised over £1,300 for the two clubs and was boosted further when the prize money was handed back by Helen Land who guessed within 5kgs the total weight -which was 25,760kgs.

Colin Ramwell, Chairman of NMJFC, thanked Mr Mellor and his family for their generosity.

“The money raised will allow both clubs to continue to offer excellent training facilities and equipment for both boys and girls from the surrounding areas,” he said.