A fundraising tractor run is taking place in the Moorlands in memory of a founding member of a young farmers club. Cheadle Young Farmers Club (YFC) had initially organised for a Tractor Run to take place last year but the event had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A fundraising tractor run is taking place in the Moorlands in memory of a founding member of a young farmers club.
Cheadle Young Farmers Club (YFC) had initially organised for a Tractor Run to take place last year but the event had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The fundraiser, in aid of Dementia UK and club funds, has now been re-organised to take place on Sunday, September 12.
The Tractor Run is being hosted in memory of Stan Eyre, one of Cheadle YFCs founding members.
Club member Chrissie Allen said: “Cheadle YFC was set up in the late 1950’s by three founding members Margaret Stoddard (nee Salt), Bill Stanley and Stan Eyre.
“They met at The Royal Oak on Cheadle High Street and at The Wheatsheaf. They worked very hard to get the Club up and running and continued to support the Club in an advisory capacity for many years.
“Stan lived and farmed at Brown Bank Farm, Threapwood, with his wife Margaret and their three children Judith, Philip and Dianne.
“They ran a herd of Pedigree Holsteins and had great success with their cows in the Dairy classes at local shows. Stan’s children followed in their father’s footsteps and joined Cheadle YFC and represented the Club at County and National competitions.
“They also continue to farm, Judith and her family in Peterborough and Dianne with her family in Eccleshall. Philip farms at Springhill farm, Tean and together with Margaret they look after Brown Bank Farm.
“In 1996, Stan was chairman of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and was proud to serve his community.
“Sadly in 2018, Stan died at the age of 84 from Vascular Dementia and when the current Cheadle YFC Chairlady Sarah Bourne had the idea of a fundraising Tractor Run, she approached Stan’s grandson Jamie, a current Club member, to ask if we could do it in memory of his Grandfather. It is also why we are going through Cheadle High Street, the town and surrounding areas, which meant so much to Stan.
“All money raised from the Tractor Run and collection boxes will be donated to Dementia UK and money raised from the sale of refreshments, raffle and games will be going to Cheadle YFC.
Cheadle YFC would like to thank the Eyre family for the use of Springhill Farm and for all their support for this event.”
Leaving and returning to Springhill Farm, near Cheadle, participants are being asked to arrive at 9.30am with the run leaving at 10.30am.
The event will also include a welly wangling and bale tossing competition, as well as a raffle and hot food and drink will be available.
Entry fee is £10 (which will include one food and drink ticket). All tractors are welcome and booking forms are available by calling Sarah on 07872 197905 or Jamie on 07512 778447. Or go online to https://staffsyoungfarmers.org.uk/cheadle-yfc/
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