National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

16 April 2014

Young Farmers from Cornwall are driving two classic tractors from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The 12 members of Lostwithiel Young Farmers Club set off on Saturday and are taking it in turns to drive the 962-mile journey – at a top speed of 15mph – over around ten days.

Young Farmers from clubs along the route are putting the weary travellers up overnight as they make their trek south passing through 100 towns.

They also popped in to the NFYFC headquarters in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, to say hello and SuperMoo was there to greet them.

The idea for the challenge came about when club member Josh Stephens and his brother Callum were given two classic tractors – a Case 2290 and a Fiat 1300 Super – by their grandparents who were retiring from their farm in Northern Scotland.

The boys wanted to bring the family heirlooms back to Cornwall and came up with the idea of a tractor relay as a fun way of transporting them that could raise some valuable money for charity at the same time.

Fleur Worden, event organiser and outgoing Chair of the Lostwithiel Young Farmers Club (LYFC) said: “We’re thrilled with the support we’ve received so far from people donating generously. It’s such a good opportunity to raise money for a cause that is close to a lot of people’s hearts that they can relate to no matter whereabouts in the country they are.”

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