A limited edition white KingQuad ATV that was donated to the Blackface Sheep Breeders Association by Suzuki GB in 2018 was recently auctioned off for £8000 in aid of charity at Lanark Auction Mart.
Since most Charities have not been able to fund raise over the last year due to COVID19 the Association decided that some of the proceeds from the ATV along with money from their own funds would be donated to charity. The three main charities to receive some money will be MS Scotland, Garvald West Linton and the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI).
The purchaser of the ATV was Jim Pate from Toxside Farm, Midlothian. Jim farms 4000 acres over three farms along with his two sons, Gordon and Neil. They have 1500 ewes, 1200 of which are Blackface and 160 Angus x Simmental cows. They have used Suzuki ATVs for many years and find them to be very reliable and comfortable compared to their competitors.
The ATV was handed over to Jim by Alec Telfer, President of the Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association and Allan Wight from Suzuki Dealer, Hendersons in Selkirk. At the handover Jim said, “I was delighted to be able to purchase this special edition Suzuki ATV, especially when the money would be going to charity.”
Alec Telfer, President said, “We would like to thank Suzuki for their partnership over the last two years and providing a members’ discount on their ATV’s. The ATV was promoted at all the events that we attended and has given us the opportunity to raise some much-needed funds for these good causes.”