After its debut in 2017, the vintage tractor run in Wimborne St Giles is back.
Symonds & Sampson have a strong tradition in fundraising for local charities and many of my colleagues do us proud running marathons, baking cakes and all manner of other activities, all in the name of charity.
So when asked, “Nick, what would you like to do to raise money?” I panicked – largely because I knew I would never manage a marathon, and I very much doubt my baking skills would be up to producing anything….edible.
So instead, I suggested a charity tractor run, the first of which was held last June. After much frantic preparation, Immy Robinson and I were delighted with the result – we saw 50 tractors and 300 attendees on that first rally – raising over £3,000 for charity.
So, we realised we would have to do it again! And this year, our second Charity Tractor Rally will be held on 27th May. We hope to attract as many tractors as we can, before setting off a scenic tour around the Shaftesbury Estate.
Those without tractors are welcome to come along and take a ride in one of our dedicated passenger trailers, and enjoy the route, before returning to HQ for a BBQ, Beer and other entertainment.
So, if you are interested in entering a vehicle, please call Nick Rymer on 01202 639 403 for a an entry form, or if you’d just like to purchase tickets for a passenger ride and BBQ, contact Immy Robinson on 01305 236578.
All proceeds will go to Ducks & Drakes (a charity supporting young people with bowel cancer) and future roots (using farming for rehabilitation).