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Charlie’s Convoy tractor run to set off tonight from Stanley Lodge

Posted on - 10th June, 2022 - 3:31pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fylde News, People, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, Transport, What's On in Preston, Woodplumpton
The 2021 Charlie’s Convoy

A tractor run dedicated to the memory of a five-year-old boy who sadly lost a battle with a brain tumour sets off tonight.

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Tonight (Friday, 10 June), over 200 vehicles will meet at Stanley Lodge, PR4 3SN, from 5pm to 5.30pm, and start their run at approximately 6.30pm to raise funds in memory of Charlie Robinson through the Thumbs up for Charlie charity.

Charlie’s Convoy was created in honour of Charlie, who was diagnosed with a Grade 3 ependymoma aged just 2.

Read more: Charlie’s Convoy gets wheels in motion for Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity’s Children’s Appeal

The June 2022 Charlie’s Convoy route

In 2021, the run raised nearly £7,000 for Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity’s Children’s Appeal, with 2022 donations reaching £4,743 as of 10 June.

The 2021 run followed a circular route from Inskip that went past the home Charlie shared with parents John and Nici and brothers Jack and Harry as it trundled through Catforth, Treales, Roseacre, Elswick and Great Eccleston.

It had 326 vehicles – a mix of tractors, diggers, wagons, vintage and military vehicles, and all were decorated in blue – Charlie’s favourite colour.

Read more: Rainbow Hub invites residents to coffee morning after thanking ‘small army of volunteers’

Organiser Bryan Eccleston plans to make the run an annual charity event.

Thumbs up for Charlie aims to support other families living with or affected by childhood brain tumours, offering respite breaks to make memories or to reflect.

To donate, visit – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bryan-Eccleston3

For more on Thumbs up for Charlie, visit – https://www.thumbsupforcharlie.co.uk/

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