Village tractor run near Preston lifts spirits as community claps for carers

Posted on - 11th May, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Inskip, Preston News, Videos
Village tractor run through Inskip, Catforth, Wharles and Treales for the NHS and VE Day

The sound of horns and revving of engines filled the air above Inskip, Catforth and Treales on Thursday as tractors and farm vehicles drove through the country lanes.


The NHS Tractor Run, arranged by Bryan Eccleston, was timed to coincide with ‘Clap For Carers’ setting off from HMS Inskip at 8pm on Thursday night.

A total of 82 vehicles took part as they drove from the navy base through Carr’s Green, Catforth, Bolton’s Croft, Wharles, Roseacre, Elswick, Copp, Gt Eccleston, Crossmoor and Inskip.

Watch the clip below of the tractor run

Residents turned out in their droves to wave at the vehicles, from a safe distance.

Read more: Deafening applause outside Royal Preston Hospital and city claps for carers

The Tractor Run was also timed to coincide with VE Day.

Jilly Houghton, Bryan’s partner, said: “Community spirit is high – drivers considered it essential for community well being, and to commence VE2020 stay at home celebrations.”

A fundraising page at Just Giving has raised £4,720 from the event. To donate click here.

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