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Tractor run raises almost £6,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Decorated tractors twinkled and lit up the evening sky as the inaugural Farmer Christmas Tractor Run took place on Sunday.

The charity run saw 100 tractors decorated with Christmas lights set off from the base of main sponsor Wilfred Scruton Ltd in Foxholes and meander their way through Langtoft, Kilham, Rudston, Burton Fleming, Thwing and Wold Newton before returning to Foxholes to finish at the community hall.

Refreshments were available at the end, including a hog roast courtesy of Boarcross Ltd, as well as the chance for people to take a look at the vehicles and visit Farmer Christmas, courtesy of North Wolds Lions.

The run was held in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Kilham Playing Fields Association (KPFA) with crowds of people lining the route to cheer on the tractors as they passed by and put their donations in the charity buckets along the way.

The event was organised by KPFA and secretary Nicola Knaggs thanked everyone for their support.

She said: “It is absolutely mind-blowing the amount of support we have received for the Farmer Christmas Tractor Run

“The commitment, dedication and enthusiasm shown by the tractor drivers in decorating their tractors and from public is absolutely breath taking.

“The winner of the best decorated tractor went to Anna Jackson whose own life was saved thanks to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.“

An incredible £5,984.77 was raised for YAA and it was handed over to the charity at Wilfred Scruton Ltd.

Funds for KPFA reached £1,200, whilst £285 was raised for North Wolds Lions Club courtesy of Farmer Christmas’ tractor grotto held at Foxholes Community Hall after the run.

KPFA secretary, Nicola Knaggs, told the Wolds Weekly: “I would like to thank our main sponsor Wilfred Scruton Ltd, Boarcross Ltd for the hog roast; the trustees and volunteers from Foxholes Community Hall; Great Driffield Radio; the Yorkshire Air Ambulance regional fundraisers; Richard Hayton Transport who provided the lead vehicle for the route; all the marshals and volunteers in the car park and out on the route and everybody else who supported the run in whatever way.

“This is a massive team effort and everyone played their part in creating an event which gave a little bit of happiness in uncertain times.”

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