A unique tractor run and sheep shearing competition by a dedicated fundraising farming team has raised more than £1,400 for Dr Kershaw's Hospice.

More than 20 tractors - all makes, shapes and sizes - travelled 25 miles across Saddleworth as a prelude for an entertaining afternoon at Albion farm, Delph on Sunday.

The group set off from the Royton hospice at 11am making their way to the farm in time for its annual sheep shearing competition.

An appreciative crowd watched the charity contest, with the main shearing class sponsored by L Townend Limited, vehicle body builders from Holmfirth. 

Paddy Crowther claimed the £100 first prize and Simon Turkington, who came second, scooped a bottle of appropriately named sheep dip whiskey.

They beat off keen competition from Kate Hill, Joe Smith, Freddie Shorrock, Nathan Brown, Gus Brown, Billy Townend, Alister Bland and Carl Benton. 

The best-shorn fleece was won by Simon Turkington who claimed a £30 prize, in a competition sponsored by Mackay Knit Designs.

And Paddy Crowther claimed a crate of beer in the eat a pie/shear a sheep/drink a pint contest. 

Farmer Jim Hussey and his dogs, Hill and Ranger, were also praised for an enthralling sheepdog demonstration.

Organiser Carl Benton: “It was a great family afternoon in the sun. I’m already planning an even better 2023 event.”

Albion farm also celebrated the combined event on Facebook, with a post stating: "What a fantastic day we had for our Charity Sheep Shearing event yesterday!!

"A big thank you to all who attended, all who took part, the Saddleworth Tractor run, all of our producers who donated towards the raffle, and the biggest thank you of all goes to our main organiser, Carl Benton AKA @castleshawestatefarmer

"A fantastic £1,420 has been raised for Dr Kershaws so far."