THE Crediton and District Lions’ Grand Cow Pat Drop Event took place at Salmonhutch on September 18, when farmers George and Fiona Mortimer let three of their cows out onto a measured field while spectators waited for them to perform.

Cow No1 duly jumped the fence, while Cow No2 enjoyed munching the hedge. Cow No3, however, did not keep her audience waiting long before dropping a sizable "pat"!

The position of the "pat" was measured precisely and the winner identified by matching the draw ticket randomly allocated to that grid reference.

The winning ticket was purchased by Mr Gregory Veale who has been sent his £100 prize, having declined the offer of the cow pat as an alternative!

A total of 10 prizes were also awarded to draw tickets allocated to the eight surrounding “splatter squares”!

These winners were S. Smith, Louise Peters, Mike Langhorne, Ade, Steve Perry, Andy, Val Dodd and Andrew.

John Whitehouse, the event organiser from Crediton Lions, said: “We would like to thank all those who bought draw tickets during the summer to make our new fundraising event a resounding success, despite all the restrictions of Covid-19.

"Our thanks also go to the Mortimer family for giving their time and making the event possible. Your generosity has helped us raise over £550 which is already being put to good use in our community.”