THE Wessex Country Fair has raised over £18,000 for Salisbury Hospice with a day of activities and entertainment at Wilton House on Saturday.

The event included dog and duck herding, the Avon Valley ferrets, a parade of hounds from the Wilton Hunt, one man and his gundogs and a falconry display.

Some shocked fair-goers were surprised to see a runaway sheep cantering down Netherhampton Road which briefly held up traffic trying to get to the show, however it was safely rounded up and the fair went ahead without any further glitches.

John Munro, fundraising manager at Salisbury Hospice Charity, said: “It was a wonderful day.

“We are so grateful to the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event such a success and of course to the Earl and Countess of Pembroke for allowing us to hold the event in what must be one of the most beautiful settings for a country fair.”