Ploughing and scattering in Spalding Marsh for charity

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Farming and fundraising joined forces at the weekend for a tractor working event in Spalding Marsh for the MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Association.

More than 60 tractors from across the eastern region worked land owned by Donington farmers John and Richard Grant for the charity event organised by Paul Beecham who said: “It went fantastically well and we raised £1,653 pounds for the MND Association.

A tractor working weekend at Spalding Marsh in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association organised by Paul Beecham pictured with Micky Smith, John Sharpe, Mick Putterill, Andy Pearson and Mark Putterill.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

A tractor working weekend at Spalding Marsh in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association organised by Paul Beecham pictured with Micky Smith, John Sharpe, Mick Putterill, Andy Pearson and Mark Putterill. Photo by Tim Wilson.

“This was the first one I’d done in Spalding Marsh for charity because one of my friends, who is into tractors, asked me to organise something after his son-in-law passed away at the age of 51.

“We had farmers from Oakham, a 15-mile radius of Peterborough, Wisbech and Donington, on what was just a fun day where everybody could come and plough.

“A lot of people came to watch and Woods Agricultural Engineers of Saracen’s Head brought along a brand new ploughing tractor that anyone could come and have a look at.

“Someone said ‘at the rate you’re going, this’ll be one of the biggest shows around here, and we’ll be definitely doing it again because getting 63 tractors on one weekend is good going.

“I’d like to thank John and Richard Grant for allowing us to use their land and everyone who turned up.”