fundraisers to call in at Burnham on their way to Land's End
will be calling in at Burnham-On-Sea this Spring when they get
behind the wheel of a tractor for a marathon drive to Land's End
to help injured troops and farming families in need.
Troop Aid and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)
have joined forces to organise the Troops and Tractors event,
which involves farmers giving up their time and taking it in turns
to drive a tractor and a trailer across the South West.
from TV presenter Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park, near Guiting
Power in Gloucestershire, they will cover some 600 miles all the
way to Land's End and back to raise thousands of pounds for the
six days on the road, they will be joined by supporters raising
awareness of the work of Troop Aid and RABI as they make their
way around the region.
the week, the team will pass through Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon,
Cornwall, Somerset and Bristol before heading back to Gloucestershire.
route is expected to take in Chippenham, Dorchester, Exeter, Plymouth,
Newquay, Bridgwater, Burnham-On-Sea, Bristol, South Gloucestershire
are asking firms to come forward with sponsorship, while donations
will be accepted throughout the event, which runs from Monday,
April 7th to Saturday, April 12th.
Aid secretary Pam Sutton said: "This event is a great opportunity
to work with another charity and raise funds and awareness for
both RABI, who support farming families, and Troop Aid, who support
injured service personnel."
Thompson, regional manager of RABI South Central, added: "We
are thrilled to be working with Troop Aid on this exciting project
and are looking forward to meeting our supporters along the route
to help us raise much needed funds for these worthy causes."
is hoped the long distance trip will raise at least £10,000
to be shared by the charities. Anyone interested in contributing