Retired Welsh dairy farmer Emyr Wigley has raised £81,000 for charity after auctioning his pedigree herd of British Blue cattle at Shrewsbury market.
As beforehand reported on FWi, Mr Wigley established The Previous Stackyard Blues undertaking in reminiscence of his late spouse Evelyn, who sadly misplaced her battle with ovarian most cancers in 2015, on the age of 69.
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Since then, Mr Wigley has raised greater than £120,000 via cattle gross sales, which has been cut up between Ovarian Most cancers Motion and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Establishment (Rabi).
This newest sale noticed the complete pedigree herd go underneath the hammer, with a prime value of 5,400 guineas achieved for a cow and calf.
“I used to be impressed with how the cattle offered and regarded within the sale ring, and hopefully the cash will assist lots of people,” stated Mr Wigley. “We have now had seven years of delight from the cattle and have met some splendidly beneficiant folks.”
Senior auctioneer Jonny Dymond remarked that “so many cattle offered for fantastic costs”, with consumers flocking from all corners of the nation to attend the sale.
Ovarian Most cancers Motion plans to make use of the funds to pay for a specialist researcher for a complete 12 months.
Cary Wakefield, the charity’s chief government, stated: “To show grief and private bereavement into one thing so optimistic that others will profit from is wonderful. I’m filled with admiration [for Emyr].”
Together with his cattle now offered, Mr Wigley plans to proceed fundraising, however on a smaller scale.
He additionally plans to complete writing a guide about his life, take pleasure in working in his backyard and making oak furnishings.