Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Video: Tractor enthusiasts' charity run

A TRACTOR run raised more than £475 for charity.

A TRACTOR run raised more than £475 for charity.

About 35 vintage and new vehicles travelled from Dundsen Green to the Bottle and Glass pub in Binfield Heath on Easter Monday.

Click here to watch our exclusive video from the run.

The event was in aid of the Thames Valley and Chilterns air ambulance, which the participants said is the primary source for emergency rescues in rural areas.Organiser Guy Champion, 28, from Dunsden Green, said: “The run was a good way or raising money and awareness because the air ambulance is very good for us in agriculture.

“If we ever get injured it’s very rare that a road ambulance gets to us so we need the air ambulance. There was a couple of people on the run who had been saved by the air ambulance so it was important for them.” He said tractors on the run ranged from machines dating back to the Forties to New Holland tractors that were six months old.

“We had a whole range in between, including petrol, tractor vapourising oil and diesel tractors,” he added.

Participant Phil Dyer, 63, a mechanical agriculture engineer from Dunsden, takes his 1960 Fordson Dexta to several tractor runs across the country each year. He said: “These runs are great because you get to see lots of different places and meet up with the same people. This run was made up of mainly classic tractors and it’s nice to get them all out.

“I was brought up with tractors and now I collect and restore them.”

Mr Dyer added: “It’s nice to make money for charities. The air ambulance is a wonderful charity and we could all need it at any point.”

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