Grant shears over 2000 sheep in 50 hours for charity

Grant tackles sheep number 2142
Photo taken by Sheena Ramsay
Grant tackles sheep number 2142 Photo taken by Sheena Ramsay

Congratulations to Stranraer sheep shearer Grant Hurcomb who competed the amazing feat of shearing 2142 sheep in 50 hours single-handed to raise money for charity.

Averaging 50 sheep an hour, Grant started his ‘shear endurance’ marathon task on Thursday, July 7, at 7pm at High Balyett Farm, near Stranraer, and roared on by hundreds of supporters, finished at 9pm on Saturday, July 9, raising funds for Cancer Research UK and MND Scotland in the process.

Rowan Main, Cancer Research UK local area manager for Dumfries and Galloway, described Mr Hurcomb as a “remarkable young man” and his achievement as “fabulous”.

“Grant had a huge support team and getting more than 2,000 sheep to the farm where the shearing challenge took place was an incredible logistical feat,” she said.

“I know Grant also appreciated round-the-clock support from those cheering him on while the challenge took place.

“Our heartfelt thanks goes to Grant, his friends, family and supporters.”

Two years ago Grant under took a 24-hour charity shear raising over £21,000 for charity.