Pride of Britain: Meet the North Yorkshire rock'n'roll farmer who raises thousands for charity

Peter Fall transforms his working barn into a concert venue every year, with all proceeds being donated to charity. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees News

A farmer from North Yorkshire has been nominated for a Pride of Britain award due to his rock'n'roll barn fundraisers for charity.

Peter Fall hosts a yearly music concert called 'The Barn That Rocks', inside two of his barns.

  • Video report by Jonny Blair.

Every year his barn in Bedale transforms from a working barn to a concert venue, with all proceeds being donated to charity.

He has held ten of them, bringing in big money for charity in the process.

Every year Peter Fall's barn transform from a work barn to a concert venue for charity. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees News

Mr Fall said he is shocked to have been nominated.

He said: "Last thing I ever expected. I haven't come down yet.

"I'm so grateful to raise all this money because it's going to people who are less fortunate than ourselves."

He was nominated by Joanne Flynn.

She said: "Pete is quite humble. He will just say oh you lot do it. But he puts it on. As you can see this barn now looks like a working farm barn. And he transforms it into this big gig."

Joanne Flynn nominated Peter for the award. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees News

Carol Craddock, one of the helpers at the events, said: "He puts his life and soul into it. I can't say more than that. He wants to make us happy. And amazingly he makes a lot of money for charity."

Mr Fall has raised more than £107,000 for different causes with £75,000 of that being donated to Friends of the The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

Lyn Proud, from the charity, said: "Friends of Friarage, as a charity, raise money for equipment which perhaps the NHS can't fund or doesn't come within the NHS budget.

"Some of the things we've done since our association with Peter is to develop the Strive academic centre, a state of the art teaching centre.

"The dialysis unit, a first for the Friarage hospital. And we've also purchased a Heidelberg Retinal Tomography machine which allows us to diagnose and manage the treatment of glaucoma in patients."

The regional Fundraiser of the Year Award will be announced on Friday 30 September and the winner will attend the Pride of Britain ceremony in London.

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