More than 80 tractors take a tour of Holt to raise money for prostate cancer

Just Regional
May 31, 2017 2 mins read

A tractor run to raise money for prostate cancer care will take place through the streets of Holt on Sunday 11th June.

The event, which will involve more than 80 vintage and modern vehicles, will start at Briston Recreation Ground at 10am. The tractor run will travel through Holt and the surrounding areas before returning to the recreation ground at around 12.30pm to continue the celebrations at a vintage fayre.

A display of steam engines and stationary engines will also feature at the event which is set to delight anyone with an interest in moving machines.

The man responsible for organising this exciting event is 80 year-old Brian Cottrell from Holt, who has organised a variety of events to raise funds for prostate cancer at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This is a cause close to Brian’s heart as he has family members who have experienced prostate cancer.

Other entertainment on offer throughout the day, which will run until 4pm, includes performances from the Holt Ridge Morris Dancers and Highland Pipers. A variety of refreshments will also be available, including fresh doughnuts, candy floss and a licensed bar.

Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager, said: “We’re so grateful to Brian for organising this fantastic event to raise funds for our hospital. With such a huge variety of attractions on offer on the day, there’s something for all the family and it would be great if people in the local area wanted to come out and show their support.”

Emma McKay, Director of Nursing at NNUH, added: “We continue to be delighted by the imaginative things our fundraisers organise and take part in to raise money for NNUH. I’d like to thank Brian for his amazing efforts in pulling this unique event together and for his ongoing support for the hospital charity.”

Brian Cottrell can be contacted on 01263 711096 for more information on the event. Please note that only invited tractors and engines are able to participate in the tractor run.

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