On Sunday 20th December, around 50 tractors took to the roads in and around Louth to raise money for St Andrews Hospice in Grimsby. It was £10 a tractor to enter with prizes given to the best dressed, all for a good cause and to raise some well needed Christmas Spirit after this unusual year.
The tractors set off from our Louth branch near Fairfield Roundabout and headed for Grimsby Road, Newmarket, St Bernard’s Avenue, part of Eastgate, and North Holme Road before returning to our P&B Louth branch.
Tractors loaned out for this event by ourselves here at P&B were worth around £2 million and included the first outing of the all-new MF 8S!
A range of machines loaned from us included: Fendt 1050, Fendt 939, Massey Ferguson 8732, the brand-new Massey Ferguson 8S, Massey Ferguson 7720, Massey Ferguson 7719, JCB Fastrac 4220, and the Valtra N series.
Drivers and staff helped out on the night, driving the machines that were decorated in brightly coloured lights, so a big thank you to James Massey, Lewis Redhead, Jake Maxfield, Taylor Robinson, Mark Houlton, Andrew Waterson, Daniel Woodall, Oliver Spindley, and Ben Robinson.
Graham Main, Managing Director said: 'When James Massey approached me with the idea it was apparent that the service team at Brigg were so enthusiastic to support the run in their own time and for such a good local cause, I was very happy for them to use our tractors'
An exciting spectacle was created for the people of Louth who gathered to watch whilst respecting social distancing guidelines, this was a fantastic event that raised money for a great cause whilst raising Christmas spirits for the town.