Thursday 3 June 2021

Keld Charity Tractor Run - May 2021

 Keld Charity Tractor Run 2021 in aid of Parkinsons UK

On Sunday 29th May 2021 twenty six tractors and their passengers left Pry House Farm, Keld in Upper Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales on a 28 mile run to raise funds for Parkinsons UK.

The tractors passed through the villages of Thwaite and Muker before heading towards the open fell and some tricky off-road sections.

From start to finish the sun shone in the bluest of skies.  As the tractors trundled along, smiles were broad, children waved and people gave most generously.  The atmosphere was amazing!

The Yorkshire flag was flying, Parkinsons t-shirts were worn with pride and the Parkinsons UK balloons, tied to tractor mirrors & grills, helped to promote the cause.

Leaving the leafly lanes in the valley bottom behind the tractors make their way up on to the open fell 

and further still to the top of the world!

The tractors come in all colour ........

shapes .....

....... and sizes

Some carry passengers in specially designed seats ....

....... however modern tractors have passenger seats as standard. 

After several miles of tractor driving the lunch stop is a welcome break.

A time to relax, catch up with like minded friends and generally talk tractors!

From the oldest tractor driver to the youngest passenger (on her very first tractor run!) everyone had a memorable and enjoyable day.

We chose Parkinsons UK as this year's charity to support our good friend Caroline who has had Parkinsons for 19 years.  As with all conditions it is only through dedicated research that progress is made and the benefits passed on to those who need them.  The tractor run, raffle and generous donations from well wishers and by standers made in excess of £1000.  A huge thank you to everyone who helped to raise this fantastic total which far exceeded anything we could have dreamed of.