THE farming community has raised £18,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance at a fundraising auction.
Leyburn Livestock Auction Mart organised the event to enable Yorkshire Dales residents to thank the charity for its work in remote areas.
In 2010, the mart raised £13,000 for the charity following the service being used by the family of its director, Granville Fairburn, of Thornton Steward.
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The event featured more than 160 lots, with the top price item - Ed Bulman's veterinary work offer - raising £940.
The total was boosted by donations of sheep and calves at the mart's sales.