Event will raise cash for festival

A scene from a previous Bikes and Barrows Festival
A scene from a previous Bikes and Barrows Festival

A professional auctioneer has more than 50 lots to put under the hammer at Scorton Village Hall at 7pm on Saturday, April 13.

Lots include a holiday in France, afternoon tea in the Lake District, a microlight flight, dinner for six cooked in your own home,

a season’s fishing, foodie treats and a variety of tradesman services.

The auction will raise funds for the 2013 Scorton Bikes and Barrows Festival, to be held from May 4-6. This will feature decorated bicycle and wheelbarrows, craft fairs, live band nights, treasure hunts, family bike rides, a dog show, 10k run, wheelbarrow racing, church tours, sheep racing and rose queen day.

All proceeds from the event, led by local auctioneer Ian Atkinson, will fund projects within the village.

Festival spokesman Annie Collinson said: “The auction will kick-start our popular Bikes and Barrows Festival build up. There really is something for everyone”.

You need not wait for the Saturday – anyone wanting to make a bid can submit their maximum offer by e-mail or using the bid forms in Scorton village shop or on the website. Visit www.scortonvillage.com or call 01524 791229 for more details.

Details about the quirky Bikes and Barrows Festival are on www.bikesandbarrows.co.uk or via the bikes and barrows Facebook page.

Businesses or individuals wishing to decorate a bike or barrow, or wanting to enter a team in the wheelbarrow race, should contact Helen Hesketh on 01524 793339. Bikes are also needed to decorate.