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Bale push and tractor run rolls in the funds

Bardwell Tractor Run and Bale Push. Picture: Angela Lord. (4345719)
Bardwell Tractor Run and Bale Push. Picture: Angela Lord. (4345719)

The popular Bardwell tractor run and bale push has rolled in thousands of pounds for three vital charities.

Seventy six tractors, with drivers from across the region as well as one from Yorkshire, set off from H Frost & Sons, in Stanton, with people lining the streets to watch them on Saturday.

They journeyed through several villages and finished at The Dun Cow pub, in Bardwell, where 17 teams of four people pushed a straw bale up to the village green and back.

Bands performed into the night at the pub.

The event has so far raised £4,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Bury St Edmunds Samaritans and Target Ovarian Cancer.

Lee Maddox, who organises the tractor run and bale push with Lorraine Putman, said: “It was a good day and it went well.

“The weather looked terrible but it held out and was alright.

“A lot of people stood on the side of the road to watch us go past.

“The Stanton village turn-out was incredible. There were lots of people lining the street. It was good to see.”

He thanked H Frost & Sons, Alan and Denise from The Dun Cow as well as the event’s sponors, participants and helpers.

They have held either a tractor run or bale push for the last six years.

  • For more pictures, see this week's Bury Free Press newspaper.