residents to be treated to spec-tractulor day

Brian Cottrell describes himself as a "tractor man".

Brian Cottrell describes himself as a "tractor man". - Credit: Sophie Black

North Norfolk residents will be treated to a spec-tractulor sight on Sunday, June 11 when 80 tractors will travel up hill and down dale through the countryside surrounding Briston.

The event, organised by 80-year-old Brian Cottrell will be raising money for prostate cancer care.

Mr Cottrell said: 'I've had prostate cancer and I've lost a brother to prostate cancer. I have another brother who has it at the moment, and I don't need any more money at my age and I want to raise some for charity.'

The parade will gather at Briston Recreation Ground at 10am, and will return to the ground at 12.30pm.

As well as the tractor extravaganza, a vintage fayre will be up and running at the ground from 8am, complete with liscensed bar and sweet treats,


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The ground will also host performances from the Holt Ridge Morris Dancers and Highland Pipers, before winding down to a finish at 4pm.

Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager, said: 'We're so grateful to Brian for organising this fantastic event to raise funds for our hospital. With such a huge variety of attractions on offer on the day, there's something for all the family and it would be great if people in the local area wanted to come out and show their support.'

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Emma McKay, Director of Nursing at NNUH, added: 'We continue to be delighted by the imaginative things our fundraisers organise and take part in to raise money for NNUH. I'd like to thank Brian for his amazing efforts in pulling this unique event together and for his ongoing support for the hospital charity.'

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