456 sheep shorn over 24-hours

Russell Sleep shore 456 sheep in a marathon effort for Camp Quality over the long weekend.

Russell Sleep shore 456 sheep in a marathon effort for Camp Quality over the long weekend.

Peterborough shearer Russell Sleep took a well deserved rest on Monday after a marathon, 24-hour shear-a-thon.

Mr Sleep shore an astounding 456 sheep without taking a break in an effort to raise funds for the children’s cancer charity Camp Quality.

At the time of writing, $850.60 had been donated via Mr Sleep’s Everyday Hero donations page.

There was a special moment for Mr Sleep when the clock struck midnight on Sunday morning.

Mr Sleep’s grandfather Bill, at the age of 89, picked up there shears for the first time in 15 years to shear alongside his grandson.

The Jamestown Show Society were the supporting partner for Mr Sleep’s Shear-A-Thon and helped raise $285 for him to shear a persons head.

President David Cooper and Junior Vice President Matt Scharkie both picked up the shears to lend a hand and keep Mr Sleep motivated.

Michell Wool also committed to donate $1.60 for every sheep that was shorn during the event.