Shearers threaten to cut event support

SHEARERS STRIKE: Boss shearer Richie Foster and female shearer Janine Midgley expressed their disappointment amid allegations the portion of funding raised for mental health/suicide prevention from the Blades of Glencoe shearing event had been significantly cut. Picture: BROOKE LITTLEWOOD

NEXT year’s Blades of Glencoe fundraising event could be cancelled after a funding row prompting a boycott by participating shearers and organisers.

The shearing demonstration day was scheduled for March 19 and organised to raise funds and awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.

However, the future of the event is now

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