Tractor run crosses STANTA to make £1,300 for Help for Heroes, Army Benevolent Fund, SSAFA

PUBLISHED: 12:31 17 June 2014 | UPDATED: 16:01 17 June 2014

54 Tractors took part in the STANTA tractor run. Peter Rudling.

54 Tractors took part in the STANTA tractor run. Peter Rudling.


A procession of tractors have crossed a Brecks-based military site to raise more than £1,300 for three forces charities.

Vehicles ranging from the mighty Doe Triple D to the humble Ferguson lined up to traverse the 45,000 acre Stanford Military Training Area (STANTA) on May 26.

The 54 tractors also towed trailers filled with excited passengers as they raised £1,385 for Help for Heroes, The Army Benevolent Fund and National Armed Forces Charity, SSAFA.

The event was organised by Ferguson club member, Peter Rudling, who said the day had been a “splendid event”.

“We set out, led by Colonel Tony Powell and K C Jones, into the Brecks. We drove for nearly an hour before a stop on The Harrier strip where we parked nose to tail for, seemingly, as far as the eye could see,” he said.

“We set out again stopping for lunch at Robin Lodge. This is fairly high ground and afforded a fine view over the Brecklands.

“We finished about 3pm and everybody agreed it had been a splendid event, well organised and with only one minor incident - a front wheel puncture.”

The money raised will be divided equally between the three charities.

Mr Rudling also organized a visit to the Paul Rackham Tractor Collection on January 4, which raised £1000 for St. Nicholas Hospice in Bury St. Edmunds.

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