A CLIMBING course, a family snow sledging session and trips to several tourist tourist attractions in the York and Ryedale area are to go under the hammer at an auction being held in aid of Ryedale Dog Rescue being held at Poppleton Tithe Barn, Manor Farm, Nether Poppleton, on Saturday April 19.

All the proceeds will go to saving the lives of abandoned and unwanted dogs and finding them new homes, said organiser, Angela Bacon.

Outings to Eden Camp, Malton, Monk Park Farm, Jorvik Centre, North York Moors Railway, cinema tickets, Yorkshire Air Museum, tickets for The Drifters at York Barbican and a course of chiropractic treatment, will also be among the 56 lots being auctioned, together with items of Dartington Crystal and a bronze wedding flower package, said Angela.

Tickets at £5, for the event, which starts at 7pm, can be obtained from John Butler on 07971130361 or by email to johnpbutler@hotmail.co.uk