Young farmers across the Moorlands have joined in on a charity extravaganza. Cheadle Young Farmers Club held their first Tractor Run recently and the fundraiser has been hailed as a success by the organisers.
Young farmers across the Moorlands have joined in on a charity extravaganza.
Cheadle Young Farmers Club held their first Tractor Run recently and the fundraiser has been hailed as a success by the organisers.
A spokesman for the club said: “What a day it was. After what we have all been through in the last 18 months and with Covid affecting us all in some way, it was lovely to get everyone out and socialising once again.
“The idea of a tractor run was first thought of by Sarah Bourne back in 2019 when she took on the role of club chairlady and she wanted to do a fundraiser for the club and another charity.
“Sarah always wanted to do a tractor run so it was a perfect opportunity to combine the two ideas.
“Sarah approached Jamie Eyre, a current Cheadle YFC member and the Grandson of Stan Eyre who was one of the Cheadle YFC’s founder members and asked if we could do the tractor run in memory of Stan who sadly passed away with Dementia.
“Jamie agreed and the Tractor Run Committee was formed to raise funds for Dementia UK and Cheadle YFC.”
The spokesman said: “The day was such a success, we raised £1,109 which was split between Dementia UK and Cheadle Young Farmers Club.
“We are very grateful for everyone’s support and help on the day which was very much appreciated.
“Thank you to the Eyre Family for hosting. We would especially like to thank these companies for donating fabulous raffle prizes: Rea Valley Tractors Ltd, Russel’s (Cubley), J A Bloor Agricultural, Johnsons of Cheadle, Hulme’s Family, Denstone Hall Farm Shop & Café, Hetty’s Tea Shop, BCW Agriculture, Beauty By Eve, Beeches Nursery, Charlie Bassett’s.
“Thank you also to Leek Radio for providing live music on the day; and thank you to Roy Howell Commercials and Moorland Plant Hire for sponsoring our booklets for the day.
“Thank you to Rocester Camera Club Ian, Sally, Will, David, Vanessa and Alan for the photographs on the day; and Charlie Shenton for his fabulous drone video.”
Photos by Rocester Camera Club.
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