A Dorset farmer has marked his 70th birthday and retirement from farming with an auction of promises, donating all proceeds to three farming support charities.
Ben and a team of secretaries, Jane Crocker, Jenny Kellaway and Jane Weeden, sourced 46 auction lots from local businesses including tea at the House of Commons, a winter cottage break, vouchers for golfing and shooting activities and a luxury hamper.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the raffle and auction, to Roger Whitting and Andrew Robinson from Symonds and Sampson for conducting the auction, and not least to Ben for his generosity and continued support of the farming community.
Pictured above are Roger Whitting, Jane Crocker, Bill Wightman, Jane Weeden and Jenny Kellaway. Photo by kind permission of Terry Fisher Photography.