return as Burnham-On-Sea to Land's End drive raises £6,000
Massey Ferguson tractor drivers were greeted by cheers in Burnham-On-Sea
on Wednesday evening (August 28th) as they completed a 620-mile
round trip to Land's End and back, raising £6,000 for charity.
drivers - Alan Rawles, Colin Durston and Gordon Cox - left Burnham
last Thursday to travel to Cornwall and back to raise cash for
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
tractors reached Barnstaple last Thursday evening, Newquay on
Friday and arrived at Land's End on Saturday before returning
via Falmouth, Dartmouth, Exmouth, Weymouth and heading back into
Burnham on Wednesday at 6pm.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We lost our way several times,
so it took 620 miles instead of the planned 500, but we had a
great few days. We're so pleased to have raised such a fantastic
amount for charity."
go to Ashley Edwards for all his work organising the event and
to those who kindly sponsored and donated to us along the route."
revealed that the drivers are already planning a second fundraising
trip in 2015 when they're considering driving between Land's End
and John O'Groats. "It's only a couple of extra hundred miles
more so would be achievable and would be a great target to aim
for," he said.
says the air ambulance is his favourite charity since he owes
his life to it following an accident on his farm some 10 years
The three tractors reached Land's End at the weekend (pic
drivers coming into Burnham's Pier Street (pic Roger Burgess)