Supporting a good cause

The Road Run took place on Easter Sunday, April the 5th. The event was held in favour of Sue Ryder hospice in Moggerhanger, in memory of Pat Simpkins, Roger Simpkins wife who passed away 2 weeks before. Members from NBVTC & OVTC, plus a few more friends and family came on the road run. There were thirty-one tractors, one lorry, three cars and trailers behind three tractors, as well as a good turn out of punters to watch. We raised £760.57p on the day & still more is coming in.

The convoy left from Folly farm Flitwick after a full English breakfast of bacon & egg rolls. From the farm the tractors carried off road to the centre of Flitwick. Then on to Millbrook past the test track and on to Marston lower Shelton, to the Stewartby Club, where everyone stopped for a beer or two. Then off to Ampthill, Maulden, and back to the farm for a jacket potato and a raffle. The 1st prize in the raffle was a chainsaw, which was then auctioned off and sold for £ 130, how lucky was that? A great thank you must go to Barry Coy, for a good natter, he will know what this means! All in all it was a very good day and many said how much they enjoyed the day.

On the 21 April the money raised was given to the Sue Ryder hospice. A grand total of £1,206.57. The extra £440 raised came from the sale of DVD of photos of the day kindly donated by Ken Robinson and what Roger collected from friends and family.

(Article courtesy of Keith Durham and photo gallery by Ken Robinson)