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Tractors to run through the roads of Cumbria

Filed under: Air Ambulance News — Posted by: Andrew on February 22, 2012

Cumbria will play host to a national event making its début in the county which will see a parade by hundreds of vintage tractors. The Packhorse Tractors Club are organising the National Vintage Tractor Road Run with the aim of raising funds for a children’s hospital and an air ambulance charity.

There will be a raffle with the first prize being a vintage tractor donated by farmers Alistair and Duncan Fisher. The raffle will be drawn when the event takes place on Easter weekend.

Fellow farmer, William Pollock, restored the tractor with assistance from members of the committee, for which Pollock sits as chairman. They began working on the tractor before Christmas.

The road run will take place on April the 7th at Hornby Hall in Penrith where the tractors will be on display. The next day will see them go on a 25-mile mystery drive around Cumbria.

Stacey Kane, who is one of the organisers, is intending the event to be just as much about fun as it is about fund raising.

“We’ve got 250 tractors signed up already. At last year’s event at Haverfordwest, there were 770 tractors – we hope to at least match that. We’ve got tractors coming from Ireland, Ayrshire and Cornwall as well as lots of Cumbrian machines. It is about raising money and having fun”.

Modern tractors can also get involved with an entry cost of £16.

Hornby Hall will see trade stands on Saturday night, along with entertainment and a hog roast. The raffle will be drawn on the same night featuring prizes donated from local businesses.

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