Charity tractor run raises £4,500 for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity

Posted on - 20th June, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Inskip, People, Preston News, Transport
Tractor run in Inskip for NHS
The Tractor Run was organised in support of the NHS.

A local man who wanted to show support for the NHS has helped raise more than £4,500 for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity.


Bryan Eccleston, from Inskip, organised a Tractor Run, which saw 82 tractors and farm vehicles visiting the villages of Inskip, Elswick, Great Eccleston, Catforth and Bartle.

More than 160 donations were received via JustGiving, from local people and local businesses wanting to give back to the NHS.

The vehicles were adorned with the NHS rainbow, and many local residents came out of their homes to show their support from a safe distance.

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Bryan said: “We are thrilled to have raised such a brilliant amount for our local NHS. With the support of local people, we’re now at an incredible £4520 and counting!

“Our Tractor Run made for a fantastic day, with tractors and farm vehicles sounding their horns and bringing smiles to the faces of local residents.

“Not only has our event raised money for our hard-working NHS staff, but we believe we raised community spirits too.”

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Roya Armstrong, Fundraising Coordinator at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, said: “We are so grateful when members of our community organise amazing events like these to fundraise for us.

“We want to say a massive thank you to all of the local businesses and people who helped to make the Tractor Run happen, as we simply couldn’t do our work without these wonderfully generous donations.

“This was such a fun way of spreading some cheer at what is a challenging time for all of us, and we will ensure the funds will go towards improving patient care and staff wellbeing here at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

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