National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

20 May 2015

Tractor enthusiasts and members of East Riding YFC will once again join together on Sunday 31st May. They will take to the roads on a Charity Tractor Road Run to boost funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance & R.A.B.I. (The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution). 

Following the success of the last seven years events East Riding YFC have organised their eighth road run and are pleased with the support they are receiving from the members of YFC and local vintage tractor groups.  The tractors will leave Laburnum Farm, Etton, near Beverley at 10am on 31st May for a road trip covering approximately 30 miles round East Yorkshire.

The two charities that have been chosen once again have particular relevance for YFC members and the rural community.  The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a charity close to the heart of many people who live and work in rural areas who never know when they may need the fast response emergency service.  R.A.B.I. is a grant-making charity that supports members of the farming community facing need, hardship or distress.     

This years’ event can boast the title of “award winning” after the Sleight family scooped a national award for their years of hard work fundraising for a charity close to the heart of the agriculture community.  At RABI’s annual general meeting this month, the Sleights were awarded the Hunter Cup which is presented to the individual or group of people who have successfully organised an on-farm event that has raised the most money and/or the greatest awareness of the charity and what it does.

The previous events have raised in excess of £12500 and Mr John Sleight from Laburnum Farm was keen to host the event again.  Plans are well underway, lots of entries have already been received and Mr Sleight is particularly excited by the range of enthusiasts that are attending.  Last years run was hailed as a great success with over £4000 being raised, John hopes even more can be raised this year!  He said “We have always had fantastic support from participants, helpers and spectators.  This year we are once again enjoying working with volunteers from Barclays Bank”

Jenny Sleight is helping to organise the event and she said “If you see the tractors please support them with a friendly wave!”  Collectors will accompany the parade as it follows the planned route and donations will be gratefully received for the two charities.

This year will take a similar route as last year and, by popular demand, the approximate times that the procession of tractors will wind its’ way around East Yorkshire is shown below.

  • Etton 10.00am
  • South Dalton 10.30am
  • Middleton on the Wolds 11.00am
  • North Dalton 11.20am
  • Huggate 11.40am
  • Warter 12.45pm
  • Edge of Nunburnholme 1.00pm
  • Londesborough 1.20pm
  • Market Weighton 1.40pm
  • Goodmanham 1.50pm
  • Laburnum Farm, Etton 2.30pm

Entries for the road run have already been received from various parts of East Yorkshire including Driffield, Holme on Spalding Moor and Hornsea.  Further information including Entry Forms and Conditions of Entry can be obtained from Jenny Sleight on 01430 810281 or email jenbopeep@hotmail.com.


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