On Sunday 10 December, our annual Christmas Tractor Run took place in and around the town. For the third year running, local farmers and tractor drivers came together to put on a spectacular festive convoy, all with the aim of raising money for the Farm Safety Foundation – Yellow Wellies.
The route started from Sainsbury’s car park at 6pm, then proceeded to go up Poppyfields Way, past Egerton Hall, down Humphries Drive, onto the Banbury Road, past the Town Hall and back up the High Street. A total of 98 tractors and vehicles were counted on the night.
We are pleased to announce that the grand total raised from the event has reached an amazing £3,979. Brackley Town Council would like to thank everyone who donated and showed such generosity to this much-loved charity event.
The charity itself is a small foundation which works closely with Young Farmers Clubs, HSE, the Farm Safety Partnerships and a range of farming organisations to help raise awareness of farm safety amongst young farmers. Ultimately, their goal is to prepare the next generation of farmers to be responsible, confident and safe so any life-changing accidents are avoided within the farming community, whilst focusing also on the mental and physical well being of farmers.
Thank you to our council staff and Councillors – Brackley Town Mayor – Councillor Sue Sharps, Bernie Tiller, Paul Wiltshire, Elaine Wiltshire, Simon Weaver and Adrian Watt who all helped shake donation buckets which brought in £1,329.18 to the total JustGiving Figure.
Finally, thank you to all residents - for showing up in your hundreds and enjoying the festivities.
Here at the council, we thoroughly enjoy putting this event on for the town, whilst raising money for a small but worthwhile charity.
If you would still like to make a donation to the Brackley Christmas Tractor Run 2023, please visit our JustGiving page here.