Festive Farming Fundraiser raises over £1700

On Sunday evening over 60 tractors took to the streets of Louth to raise vital funds for Andy’s at St Andrew’s Hospice in a Christmas charity tractor run.

The group of festive farmers set off from Peacock & Binnington agricultural machinery dealers at 5pm on a route which led them through Grimsby Road, Newmarket, St Bernard’s Avenue, part of Eastgate and North Holme Road before they returned back to Peacock & Binnington.

The tractors, lit up in the most incredible Christmas decorations, created a very exciting spectacle for the local Louth community as residents stepped out onto the streets to show their support in a socially distanced manner.

Each tractor driver paid £10 to participate, and we’re entered into a prize raffle for the ‘best dressed’ tractors and a special drivers raffle too.

The leading organiser, Taron Lee, thanked the local residents who supported and businesses who helped him organise this event within the short time line of two weeks providing various prize donations and sponsorships. Events of these kinds normally take up to 3 months to prepare. The local businesses that supported the event included Lincolnshire Motors, Louth Tractors, Peacock & Binnington, The Tractor Shop, The Ranch Steakhouse & Grill, Ripon Farm Services, Louth Potato Co, JJM Contracting Services, Nigel Skayman Farms, and Andrew Jay & Co Solicitors.

You can donate to their fundraiser here

This festive fundraiser has so far raised an incredible £1700 for Andy’s at St Andrew’s Hospice, which will go a long way in helping us provide end of life and respite care to many local children with life-limiting illnesses. If you would like to find out more about how you can make a difference to local lives by fundraising for our hospice, visit our fundraising page.

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