74 tractors took to the roads in an effort to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance & R.A.B.I. (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution). Their efforts certainly paid off as the money raised currently stands at over £1,600 which will be split between the two charities, with a cumulative total reaching in excess of £18,000.
On Sunday morning, the tractors assembled at Laburnum Farm, Etton, to set off on their 30-mile route. Tractors and drivers came from all parts of the East Riding including some from further afield to take part in the prestigious award-winning event.
Jenny Sleight, who helped to organise the event on behalf of East Riding YFC said “I love the fact that such a wide age range of people can share the same hobby.
“To see a 16-year-old enjoy the same hobby as his grandfather is remarkable. “It is amazing to see such a wide range of tractors in such a range of colours and sizes!”
Jenny showed gratitude to all who had helped with the event. “I would like to thank all the drivers, marshals, collectors and helpers for their support on the day, without them it would not be possible to hold the event.”
Jenny also thanked members of the local R.A.B.I. committee who provided baking for the packed lunches enjoyed at the end of the run.
The run was led by John Sleight on his 1964 Nuffield 10/60 and as the tractors weaved their way round the country lanes they took in a number of villages, whislt greeted enthusiastically by spectators. John said “I was really pleased that so many people turned out to see us. A lot of people really made an effort as always.”