2 March 2024

First tractor run ‘was a resounding success’

by Rebecca Hannant

On Saturday, December 9, Hornsea RUFC held its inaugural Christmas Tractor Run in aid of the club’s Hornsea and Holderness Mini and Junior section.

The event was organised by Elaine and Thomas Cook, who invited people to fundraise by dressing up tractors, trucks and vans in Christmas themes.

The tractors were asked to drive along a designated route from Hornsea through Sigglesthorne, Leven, Brandesburton, Catfoss, Atwick and back to Hornsea.

There was also a competition for the best-dressed tractor, which was won by Chris Wright in his red Massey Ferguson 3080. His tractor was fitted with fairy lights alongside a penguin light on the front grill.

A spokesman for the team said: “For our first event, where people didn’t know what to expect, it was a resounding success with 23 vehicles taking part. Well done to our team, who had a hard job picking a winner as all the entries were stunning.”

The Hornsea and Holderness Mini and Junior section is part of Hornsea RUFC, but runs under the Hornsea and Holderness name as it has players from numerous surrounding villages and towns all over the region.

The spokesman added: “Hornsea RUFC is celebrating its centenary year, which is a massive milestone for any club to achieve and for a small grassroots club this is truly amazing.

“With more than 140 Mini and Junior children, the section is run by volunteers and is completely self-funded.”

The club is now looking to grow the section to more than 200 children over the next 12 months.

For more information, visit the Hornsea and Holderness Mini and Junior RUFC Facebook page or email [email protected].

The team have confirmed that they will run the event again next year and hope to make it even bigger and better.