Tractor run harvests cash

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A VINTAGE tractor run has raised more than £1,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Just short of 30 tractors from the Farm Machinery Preservation Society Rally held at Long Melford Hall undertook the 20-mile route through a number of villages, including Bulmer and Wickham St Paul.

The run raised £1,067 through drivers’ sponsorship. It is now in its fourth year, having been set up by Tom Hunt, from Barrow, whose cousin died at the hospice 19 years ago.

Mr Hunt said: “The care she got was so good that I decided at the time that if I ever got the chance to help I would.

“We started the tractor run four years ago on the middle evening of the rally, and it has become a feature of the weekend – we have a great time.”

St Nicholas Hospice Care has to raise £10,000 every day to fund the services it provides. You can pick up a collection box for loose change from the Free Press offices.