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Tractor run raises £1,000 for Macmillan Unit

Don SapsfordThirty-nine tractors wended their way through some of the most picturesque villages in Mid Suffolk to help raise money for charity.

The trail of machinery made a magnificent sight as they slowly made their way along the 25-mile route from Warren Farm, in Wetherden, through Woolpit, Drinkstone, Elmswell, Bacton and Wyvestone, before returning to the farm.

And at the end of the event and when entrance money was totaled up along with a raffle £1,000.52 was raised which was donated the My WiSH charity, which supports the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.

The tractor run was organised by 73-year-old Don Sapsford, who lives in Elmswell, with the money targeted at the hospital’s Macmillan Unit, where his former wife Miranda was treated for cancer.

She sadly died last October aged 69 and was treated at the unit for three-and-a-half years.

This is the second run of its kind Mr Sapsford has organised for My WiSH with last year’s event raising £1,200.

The tractors came from all over Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex and Mr Sapsford, a retired constructor worker, expressed his thanks to those who took part in the event, held in July.

“I really appreciate all the entrants who took part and the donations we received on the day.

“It was a great turnout and it was great teamwork and the twisting of some people’s arms which made it a wonderful occasion.” 

 

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