Rotary Club tractor run raises money for schools in Dereham

Nearly 40 tractors came out for a tractor run in Dereham. Picture: John Gillespie

Nearly 40 tractors came out for a tractor run in Dereham. Picture: John Gillespie - Credit: Archant

A convoy of tractors took to the roads to raise money for community and vocational projects in Dereham.

The tractor run arranged by a member of the Rotary Club of Dereham saw 38 tractors from Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk make their way through country lanes and farm land to complete a round trip from Scarning to Necton at the weekend.

They managed to raise £627.50 in donations which will go towards the two high schools in Dereham as well as the town's sixth form college.

Organiser, Charles Hewson, said: 'I had the idea for a tractor run as I'd organised them in the past but it was something brand new to Rotary Club of Dereham. We had the most fantastic day and the members were over the moon. We went into it thinking if it's a success we might consider running it again but before it had finished the members had made up their minds and we already have a date of May 20 for next year's event.'


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