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Tractor run raises hundreds for Hospice
A procession of tractors took to the roads of South Suffolk and North Essex to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
The 30-mile run, which took place on July 1, included 26 tractors from the Farm Machinery Preservation Society (FMPS) Rally held at Long Melford Hall and this year raised £290 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
The run was initially the idea of Tom Hunt, of Barrow, whose cousin died at the hospice more than 20-years-ago.
“My cousin was cared for by the hospice so we know how important it is and how much it is needed. This is our way of helping such an important place. The care she received was so good that we always said if there was a way to raise funds then we would,” said Tom.
Alongside his wife Bev, and with the support of the Farm Machinery Preservation, Tom has been organising the tractor run for around ten years with the occasion raising a total of £8,000 for the charity which cares for those with long-term and life-threatening illnesses.