19 April 2024

Family donates to charity after tractor run

by Terry Bearpark

A tractor run held in memory of a South Holderness man has seen £3,506 being handed over to the Marie Curie charity.

Kathryn Townsley, her sister Helen Smith, brother-in-law Glen Smith, cousins Angela and Graham Conner and Graham’s partner Kerry have organised three runs in memory of Kathryn and Helen’s father David, who died in late 2017.

Some 45 tractors took part in the third charity run at the end of April, leaving England Hill Farm to the west of Withernsea and travelling about 35 miles to Roos, including a detour around the wind farm, then to Owstwick, Hilston, Tunstall, Rimswell and then the central Promenade at Withernsea for a 20-minute break.

The run then continued to Welwick, Patrington and Winestead before returning back to England Hill Farm, where a buffet prepared by the team was awaiting the tired drivers.

To continue the fundraising an auction and a raffle then took place.

The family have handed over the proceeds to Amelia Forrest of Marie Curie.

Kathryn said: “I would like to thank all those who took part, the sponsors and everyone who helped. It is a wonderful amount to give to a great caring charity.”

Next year’s tractor run is now being planned for Sunday, May 5, 2024.