Friday, 10 February 2012

Record breaking Larling Angel Tractor Run raises £3000

Recently, we were reminded of the wonderful memories from last Boxing Day, when David Boggia and David Kidd visited Star Throwers to present cheque for £3000, raised at the Larling Angel Tractor Run.

The annual charity fundraiser, which was started eight years ago, nominated Star Throwers as it's charity for it's latest run. Proceeds came from ticket sales, collection buckets, and sales from the hog roast.

People of all ages lined up outside the Larling Angel Pub to see a record breaking 168 vintage Tractors (last year there were 120) which turned out on the day. The convoy met at the Angel Inn at Larling before heading off on a route through Attleborough, Snetterton and Shropham, with bucket collections at each stopping point. Thankfully, despite the cold, the weather held up on the day and people enjoyed a hog roast afterwards which had been kindly donated. 

As more and more people find they know of someone affected by cancer, Star Throwers work becomes more and more important. The fantastic amount raised by this event will be used to improve Star Throwers current services for cancer patients and also to support new initiatives in the future.

Our thanks to David Boggia and David Kidd, who organised the event, 'Larling Angel' for providing a wonderfully cosy setting, to all 168 vintage tractor owners and drivers on the day, and finally to all those who turned up on a cold boxing day to support Star Throwers!