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Tractor run from Scratby to Martham raises funds for breast cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 17:45 19 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:45 19 November 2017

Tractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast'  Picture: Nick Butcher

Tractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick Butcher

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Over 40 tractors travelled in convoy between Norfolk villages to raise money for charity.

The charity is close to the hearts of organiser Philip Page and his wife, who has battled breast cancer herself. 
Picture: Nick ButcherThe charity is close to the hearts of organiser Philip Page and his wife, who has battled breast cancer herself. Picture: Nick Butcher

The event - known as a tractor run - was organised by farmer Philip Page, who decided to do something different as he looked to generate funds for breast reconstruction support charity, Keeping Abreast,

At 10am on Sunday, November 19, vehicles met at Pages Farm on Scratby Road before heading through Caister, Ormesby Green, Filby, Fleggburgh, Martham Green, West Somerton, Winterton, Hemsby and then back to Scratby.

Tractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' 
Picture: Nick ButcherTractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick Butcher

Many of the tractors had collection buckets fixed on the front so the public could donate when the fleet passed through their village.

Mr Page said: “My wife has gone through breast cancer so Keeping Abreast is a charity that’s very close to our hearts.

Freya Dickerson with her cousin William Stimpson. 
Picture: Nick ButcherFreya Dickerson with her cousin William Stimpson. Picture: Nick Butcher

“We’ve always said we’d like to do this one day and we’re really pleased with the turnout.”

Overall, the tractor run raised in excess of £1500.

Freya Dickerson, 5, enjoys looking at all the tractors. 
Picture: Nick ButcherFreya Dickerson, 5, enjoys looking at all the tractors. Picture: Nick Butcher

Around 40 tractors took part in the tractor run. 
Picture: Nick ButcherAround 40 tractors took part in the tractor run. Picture: Nick Butcher

Tractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' 
Picture: Nick ButcherTractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick Butcher

Tractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' 
Picture: Nick ButcherTractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick Butcher

Tractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' 
Picture: Nick ButcherTractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick Butcher

Tractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' 
Picture: Nick ButcherTractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick Butcher

Tractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' 
Picture: Nick ButcherTractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick Butcher

Tractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' 
Picture: Nick ButcherTractor owners take part in a 18 mile charity tractor run from Scratby in support of charity 'Keeping Abreast' Picture: Nick Butcher

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