Pink Ladies' Tractor Road Run in aid of Breast Cancer Research for Cancer Research UK. This will be the 16th year of the event and so far the team have raised over £640,000 for the charity and are aiming for the million.
This will be my third year of entering the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. The run started in 2003 and the route has always passed my mum's house in Pulham St Mary and she was always outside the house enthusiastically waving at the tractors as they went by. This year will be poignant for me as she won't be there as she passed away in September. Also the owner of the Ford 3000 tractor I drove in 2017 & 2018, Peter Seaman, sadly passed away in December 2018.
Added to this I have two close friends who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017/8, both have been treated and returning to full health again. It's making me more determined to contribute to the research that is being done for breast cancer at the CRUK Cambridge Institute, the recipient of the funding from the Tractor Run. Through this research better treatments will be discovered and more breast cancer patients will live longer and better lives.
This year I have had to find a new tractor to get to grips with. I've been lucky enough to be lent a newly restored Massey Ferguson 135 (1969). I can't wait to find out what it's like to drive. As long as she is good at hill starts I'll be OK! Shotford Hill here I come on 7th July.
And once again I will be dressing up myself and the tractor in the most ludicrous why that I can manage. Anything (pink) to blatantly attract more attention to this great charity event and raise more money.
Thanks for reading my page and if you could now contribute a little something I would be extremely grateful. It doesn't matter how large or small your contribution is.