Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Wood carvings raise more than £1,000 for charity
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A group of wood carvers at the Royal Norfolk Show raised more than £1,000 pounds for charity when their unique carvings were auctioned off.
The five men had been on a race to meet a 2.30pm deadline to finish their sculptures before they were sold by way of an auction. Half of the proceeds raised will go to the You Are Not Alone charity.
Wood carver Paul Kelly said the carvings would have typically sold for more than £1,000 each. His three bears bench fetched £700, a fox by carver Ben Loughrill £700, an owl bench by Cam Kelly £400 and a castle seat by Shayne Whiting £325.
A fifth sculpture titled Man of the Woods failed to reach its reserve price of £1,000. This was despite the carving being judged the winner of the five. Judges Daniel Price and Graham Andrews of TMA Bark, the sponsor of the Forestry and Wood Village at the Norfolk Showground, said they had been impressed by the amount of work involved.