Decade of fundraising to be celebrated at Grimston tractor rally

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Back by popular demand, the Vintage Tractor Road Run and Country Fayre will return to Grimston this weekend as the village celebrates a decade of fundraising for their church.

Organised by a team of eight committee members, along with volunteers and supporters from the village, the event will be raising funds for the Friends of St Botolph’s.

Over the past ten years, the team have raised a total of £64,000 to help maintain St Botolph’s Church and to pay for vital repair works to preserve it.

Committee member Sharon Nichols said: “The money is for the fabric of church and the grounds. Over the years we have paid to replace the roof, for new doors and redecorating.

“You can really see the differences it has made already and the church has become a real community base – we put on lots of 
events for the wider community.”

She added: “Not everyone is religious but there are times in your life where a church is a place you go to for weddings or events and we want to preserve it for future generations.”

The event will run on Sunday, June 15, at Manor Farm, where over 40 vintage tractors will leave for a road run, with the chance for onlookers to wave them 
off at 10.30am over breakfast.

Later, welcome them back at 2pm for the Country Fayre where visitors can chat to the drivers and enjoy static displays of old farm machinery, steam traction engines and bygones.

With plenty to keep all ages entertained, there will be craft demonstrations, a display by the Dancing Dogs, live music from DNA along with a beer tent, hog roast, barbecue, strawberries and cream and a collection of stalls and 

Admission is free to this afternoon of old fashioned family fun.