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Tractors set to roll in memory of Sabden farmer
A CONVOY of more than 80 tractors are expected to parade through Pendle next month in memory of an East Lancashire farmer.
Andrew Nutter, from Sabden Fold, died from bone cancer in 2009.
This year’s Pendleside Vintage Tractor Run, set to be the biggest yet, will raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation and the chemotherapy unit at Royal Blackburn Hospital.
An array of vehicles will make their way from the Rigg of England Farm in Heights Road, Fence, through the countryside from 5pm on August 18.
They will then make their way through Newchurch-in-Pendle, Barley, Sabden Fold, Higham, Wheatley Lane, Barrowford, Blacko, Roughlee and Noggarth.
Andrew’s sister Laura Standring and his best friend Philip Sanderson have organised the event, now in its fourth year.
Her mother Ruth Nutter and mother-in-law Anne Standring were also treated for cancer at Royal Blackburn and Royal Preston Hospitals, both of which receive funding from Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
She said: “It’s amazing how many people remember the event and get involved every year.
“You never know when you might need the help of these charities. Three of my family have been treated for cancer and this is just our way of showing how grateful we are.
“The tractor run would have been Andrew’s ideal day out, it’s just a shame he’s not here to see it.
“We’re aiming for 100 vehicles to take part this year.
Dan Hill, East Lancashire fundraising coordinator for Rosemere, said: “This is a fantastic event and is set to be a real spectacle for tractor fans!
“We’d like to thank Laura and everyone taking part for supporting Rosemere Cancer Foundation in its work across Lancashire.”
The rally is supported by the local Young Farmers who are calling on all Pendle’s rural residents to come out and support their bucket collection on the day.
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