Great tractor charity event in Holbeach for cancer charity

Paul Beecham, Peter Ulyatt, Steve Pearsall and Kevin Pearson (front) prepare to set off from Fleet Road industrial estate, Holbeach.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Paul Beecham, Peter Ulyatt, Steve Pearsall and Kevin Pearson (front) prepare to set off from Fleet Road industrial estate, Holbeach. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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The Holbeach countryside roared as dozens of tractors made their way around the area to raise money for research into the most common cancer found amongst men.

Fleet Road Industrial Estate was the start and finish point for the annual Tractor Road Run on Sunday, the third such event in the area this year.

Mum 'Zoe with Millie Roberts on her grandad's Massey Ferguson tractor.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Mum 'Zoe with Millie Roberts on her grandad's Massey Ferguson tractor. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Tractors of various makes and eras went on a 20-mile run between Moulton and Holbeach, raising more than £2,100 for Prostate Cancer UK, a disease affecting about 40,000 people every year.

Paul Beecham, organiser of the tractor run, said: “The day started off perfectly and we set off through Holbeach and Fleet, stopping off for lunch at a cafe on the A16.

“Then there was a shower of rain as we set off for Holbeach Hurn, Holbeach Marsh and back to Holbeach itself.

“There were a lot of new people who came but not that many from outside the area, with the furthest place people came from being Wisbech.”

There were a lot of new people who came and they enjoyed themselves.

Paul Beecham, organiser of Holbeach Tractor Road Run,

A number of businesses, including Hargrave Agriculture of Holbeach, donated prizes such as wine, whisky and clothes towards a raffle, while a flower stall run by volunteers raised just over £160.

Paul said: “I’ve been doing the tractor run for about seven or eight years, changing the charity we raise money for each time.

“I was very grateful for the new people who turned up and they enjoyed themselves.

“I’m grateful for all the local businesses who donated raffle prizes and helped us on the day, the people who made the barbecue and the tractor drivers without whom the event wouldn’t be possible.”

Mel Lakey, Rachel Rudd, Christine Pearsall and Jennifer Smith.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Mel Lakey, Rachel Rudd, Christine Pearsall and Jennifer Smith. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The convoy of tractors start their run through Holbeach.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

The convoy of tractors start their run through Holbeach. Photo by Tim Wilson.