Young farmers enjoy road run for charity

Beacon Young Farmers Club members with their tractors
Beacon Young Farmers Club members with their tractors

Farmers from across the region hopped on their tractors and took part in a road run for charity.

Beacon Young Farmers Club, the Pocklington and Holme-on-Spalding Moor branch of East Riding Young Farmers, held its first tractor road run across the area last Sunday, starting near the gliding club in Pocklington.

The event saw 18 farmers travel through a number of villagers, including Yapham, Bishop Wilton, Givendale, Millington, Kilnwick Percy, Nunburnholme and Huggate before returning to Pocklington.

A mixture of young and older farmers attended with a variety of new and old tractors. The aim was to raise funds for‘York Against Cancer’.

So far, the event has raised £480 for the charity, which includes a donation of £100 from a company called A Plant.

One of the organisers, Robert March, said: “It was a successful day. It’s a shame the weather was slightly against us but we collected a nice amount of money from villagers and farmers.

“It’s the first time we’ve done this. We are hoping to make it an annual event.”

Farmers had to pay £12 to take part in the road run.

Tractors dating from 1945 all the way up to 2014 were used in the fundraiser.

York Against Cancer is a small independent charity. The money raised locally is spent locally to help and support cancer patients and their families.