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50 tractors to honour Ryedale countryman
Updated 10:26am Tuesday 6th May 2014 in News
MORE than 50 tractors will travel along the roads of the Yorkshire Wolds later this month in memory of a Ryedale countryman.
Last year Arthur Croft of Duggleby near Norton was part of an annual tractor road run organised by his nephew Paul Hudson.
Since then, Mr Croft has died of cancer, so this year, the tractor run will be to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support in his memory. It will be the third time Mr Hudson has organised the event.
He said: “He was a keen vintage tractor and vintage ploughing enthusiast, and he raised lots of money for lots of different charities over the years.
“He had absolutely wonderful support from the Macmillan team at Scarborough Hospital.
“Last year he came out with us on the tractor run, and he said it was one of his best ever days.
“I asked him if we were doing it again this year which charity we should support, and without hesitation he said Macmillan.
“I’m honoured to be able to organise this again this year in his memory, and I hope that we can raise as much money as possible for the charity which really did make such a fantastic difference to him.”
The event, which is expected to attract more than 50 tractors, will start at Manor Farm, Wintringham at 10am on May 25 and their 30-mile route will go through Duggleby, Thixendale, Wharram and Grimston.