Richard Burrow and Kimberley Hauge raised £2,500 for charity with a speed shear on their big day. The newlyweds tied the knot on Sat 31st July at St Peters church in Tiverton.
Richard a farm worker has sheared in New Zealand, taken part in 24hour charity shearathon but never before on his wedding day.
Wedding goers, many of whom were farmers took part in the competitive shearing competition, each competitor was auctioned off by family member and auctioneer, Paul Heard. A total of £2,500 was raised for Hopsice Care, a charity close to the hearts of the couple whose close friend is receiving care from the charity.
Cheered on by the guests, the groom finish on top shearing two lambs in 1.25seconds.
Richard Burrow farm worker for the Mills family, Witheridge
Kimberly Hauge primary school teacher at Hemp Infant School, Bridgwater
Married at St Peters Chuch, Tiverton, reception at the brides family farm in Bolham.
140 day guests an additional 140 in the evening.
Speed shear was 5.30pm after the wedding breakfast
11 shearers (all guests) including the groom auctioned off by Paul Heard who is a farm auctioneer and cousin to the bride.
Top price paid was £300 for the groom.
The buyer of the winning shearer would win a box of beef donated by Richard Stanbury of Knowstone Red Ruby Devon Beef.
Printed shearing vests were sponsored by Heywood bars and C.B construction, Witheridge
Approx £2,000 pounds was raised through the auction and guests continued to add their donations throughout the day/evening. The final sum was £2,500.
The 2 shearers that reached the final were Barry Elston, a local farmer and the groom, Richard Burrow. Richard was the winner, shearing 2 lambs in 1.25secs.
Event was thrilling with a superb atmosphere.
The money raised will be donated to Hospice care a charity close to the hearts of the couple.