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Tractor drivers urged to get revved up for charity run

PUBLISHED: 08:16 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:31 25 October 2018

Carol Beckett and Emily Page, daughter of organiser, Philip Page. Picture: Carol Beckett

Carol Beckett and Emily Page, daughter of organiser, Philip Page. Picture: Carol Beckett

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A large convoy of tractors will descend on the quiet coastal village roads of Norfolk for the 2018 charity tractor run.

Tractor owners taking part in last year's tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick ButcherTractor owners taking part in last year's tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick Butcher

Tractor drivers are being urged to get revved up for the event which starts in Scratby and goes all the way through to Stalham.

The tractor run - in its second year - will take place on Sunday November 4 with all money raised going to Shine and YANA (You Are Not Alone).

Organiser of the tractor run Philip Page. Picture: Nick ButcherOrganiser of the tractor run Philip Page. Picture: Nick Butcher

Last year 35 tractors took part and the event raised over £2,000 for breast reconstruction support charity, Keeping Abreast.

The tractor run was set up by farmer Philip Page, who was looking for a unique way to raise money for charity.

Carol Beckett, who is helping to arrange this year’s event hopes it is able to build on the success of last year.

She said: “Lots of people attended the tractor run in 2017 and it was a big success to raise all the money we did.

“It is a wonderful event that people seem to really enjoy. There was such a great reaction to it last year that we’ve decided to put it on again.”

The vehicles will meet at Pages Farm, Scratby Road at 9.30am for a 10am start.

They will then travel in convoy through Hemsby (10.10), Martham (10.25), Repps (10.35), Potter Heigham (10.45), Sutton (11.00), Stalham (11.05), Catfield (11.20), Ludham (11.30), Clippesby (11.45), Billockby (11.50), Fleggburgh (12.00), Filby (12.10), Ormesby (12.15) and back to Scratby (12.35).

Tractors will have buckets on the front of them for collecting village donations.

Anyone wishing to take part with their tractor should contact either Emily Page on 07557587976 or Philip Page on 07799 455373 - email tractorphil58@hotmail.com.

Registration is £10 per tractor.

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