MORE than 200 Farmhouse Big Breakfasts were served for charity at the latest fundraiser staged by Yorkshire members of Farm Stay UK.

The 2018 hosts were Lindsey and Will Hitchen, of St George’s Court B&B, based at Old Home Farm, High Grantley, near Ripon.

The three-day event raised almost £7,000 for national farming charity, the Addington Fund, and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

This included the proceeds of a two-course hot supper for another 60 guests, where entertainment was provided by musician and journalist, Chris Berry.

It was the second Big Breakfast bonanza staged by the couple. The first in 2011 netted over £3,000 for the same two charities, with the latest event boosting the St George’s Court kitty to about £10,000.

Main sponsors were Ripon accountants Eura Audit and Barclays Bank’s agricultural division, who again sent two of their senior personnel every day to work with the ladies, and Craven Cattle Marts in Skipton.

Mrs Hitchen said: "Once again, both sponsors and Big Breakfasters gave us fantastic support. We cannot thank them enough."