Monday, 25 June 2018

Vintage tractor run in aid of air ambulance

A VINTAGE tractor run raised £2,200 for the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust.

A VINTAGE tractor run raised £2,200 for the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust.

Sixty tractors driven by farmers took part in Sunday’s 26-mile round trip from Turville via Skirmett, Frieth, Hambleden, Stonor and Christmas Common. They stopped at Sir William McAlpine’s Fawley Hill estate for a barbecue lunch. Organiser Gary Anderson, who lives in Frieth, said: “It’s a great day as you get to see the countryside that we are very privileged to live in.

“The route really does test the tractors and we had to leave a broken-down machine on the Hambleden estate. People think of the air ambulance as being something for the rural community, which is a big part of it, but often it is being called out to road accidents in more built-up areas.”

A steam and vintage steam rally will take place at the Fawley Hill estate this weekend.

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