Tractor rally raises phenomenal amount for Letchworth hospice

PUBLISHED: 12:02 26 May 2018

Stuart Leader from Baldock held a tractor rally to raise money for the Garden House Hospice Care after his best friend Del Plumb was cared for by the Hospice. The ride was a huge success with 80+ tractors taking part and, to date over £15,000 raised. Picture: DANNY LOO

Stuart Leader from Baldock held a tractor rally to raise money for the Garden House Hospice Care after his best friend Del Plumb was cared for by the Hospice. The ride was a huge success with 80+ tractors taking part and, to date over £15,000 raised. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A man from Baldock has raised £15,000 for Garden House Hospice Care with a tractor road run after his close friend received respite care from the cancer care facility.

Stuart Leader decided to organise the event when his best friend Derek was diagnosed with terminal cancer and started receiving care at the Letchworth-based hospice.

Stuart said: “We decided to hold a tractor road run to raise money for the hospice to help with the vital care they provide.

“With over 80 tractors taking part on the day and over 200 people supporting the event afterwards where we had a hog roast, auction and raffle, it was all in all a very successful day.

“With thanks to all the generosity of those involved we raised an amazing amount of over £15,000.”

The rally started and finished at Blue Berry Farm in Watton-at-Stone, and travelled through East and North Herts and back again.

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