Tractor Run set for Festive tour


The farming community comes together to raise funds for Katharine House

A fairy lit convoy of tractors will tour the villages to the south of Banbury this evening (December 19th, 2019).   It’s the fourth year running members of the farming community have come together to bring some festive joy and raise money for the Katharine House Hospice.

From 5pm the festive fleet will depart from Spring Hill Farm in Barford St Michael and follow a route taking them through the villages of South Newington, Milcombe, Bloxham, Milton, Adderbury, Deddington, Hempton and back through Barford St Michael.

The first tractor run took place in 2016 when 26 tractors took part.   Since then the festive fleet has grown in numbers each year.   Last year 79 tractors took part and people travelled from far and wide to join in.

Jennie Steenkamp, Commercial Manager and Director from organisers RC Baker said, “There is already so much excitement surrounding this year’s event on social media so the pressure is on to see if we can top last year’s figures and put on the best festive display for the public!”.

The annual event has so far raised over £11,000 in total for Katharine House Hospice thanks to the generosity of the public, support of local businesses and help from volunteers.

RC Baker Ltd are inviting people to go and see the fairy-lit fleet after their tour from 6.30pm at Spring Hill Farm in Barford-St-Michael (OX15 0PL) where drinks and a mince pies will be available.

Tonight’s route:

  • 5.00pm – depart from Spring Hill Farm
  • 5.05pm – South Newington
  • 5.15pm – Milcombe
  • 5.25pm – Bloxham
  • 5.35pm – Milton
  • 5.40pm – Adderbury (past Katharine House and turning around in the business park)
  • 6.30pm – Deddington
  • 7.00pm – Deddington
  • 7.10pm – Barford St Micheal
  • 7.20pm – return to Spring Hill Farm

picture: RC Baker Ltd/Facebook

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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