WHITCHURCH Young Farmers Club (YFC) has revealed it will be holding a tractor run next month to raise money for two prominent Shropshire charities.

The club will be holding the event on Saturday, April 8 and is looking to raise money for the Lingen Davies Cancer Appeal based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and Hope House Children's Hospice based near Oswestry.

The meeting and finishing point for the event will be at Withymoor Farm and the route will take the tractors around Whitchurch and the surrounding area including parts of Cheshire and Wales.

Club secretary Isabel Stone said the club had many motivations to raise money for its chosen charities.


She said: "We wanted to keep it with local charities in Shropshire - it is nice to provide local support."

Isabel mentioned that the event had already received lots of support from the community, adding: "Lingen Davies have done a banner for us to put on the tractors when we drive around.

"And we will be raising the money on the day."

The event itself will meet at 10.30am for an 11am start, and the cost will be £10 per tractor.

Whitchurch YFC is also competing in a charity ploughing match in Market Drayton on Saturday, March 25, and is hoping to also use that to raise money for the two charities.

Isabel added: "We are hoping to raise as much as possible there."

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She explained that the money raised for the two charities will be totalled up towards the event of the year.

"By September, we will add all our fundraising together," Isabel said.

"The money raised will depend on how many tractors turn up.

"At the end of the year, there will be a 50:50 split between the two charities."

Isabel said the event will be open to members of the public.

She added: "It will be going around Whitchurch and this part of Shropshire.

"People can come out of their doors and it is a nice little event where the community can get together and raise money for two nice local charities."