Bradfield Brewery Gears Up for St Luke’s Tractor Rally 2016

July 6, 2016 | Posted in: Events, News

Local Farmers and Tractor fans are taking to the rural roads of Sheffield in aid of St Luke’s on Sunday 10th July between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

The Tractor Rally which will cover a route of over 30 miles begins at Storrs Green Farm, Storrs, Sheffield, S6, before making its way to Our Cow Molly for an ice cream stop, Broomhead Show for a serenade by Deepcar Brass Band and finishing at The Bradfield Brewery Tap, The Nags Head, Loxley for an afternoon lunch.

The event follows on from a successful Tractor Rally in 2015, which raised over £1,000 for the Clic Sargent charity, where 60 tractors joined the procession. This year there has been increased interest for the event and it is anticipated that over 100 tractors will be taking part. The Tractor Rally event was initiated by young farmer Alice Hague of Storrs Green Farm, as part of her ongoing fundraising efforts for Clic Sargent after their support helped her family through her younger brother’s battle with cancer, which he unfortunately lost when he was aged just 11 years old.

The decision to run this year’s rally in aid of St Luke’s came after local famer Richard Thorpe tragically lost his battle with Cancer in December 2015. Leaving behind a wife and two young children who received amazing support from the charity, Richard was a well-known farmer who spent his life working on farms and rearing livestock. Leading the tractor procession in his memory will be his wife Ruth Thorpe and children.

As part of the fundraising, there is also a “Tractor Ride Auction” courtesy of local farming business “Our Cow Molly”.  Bidding is taking place via Facebook to win the chance to drive one of “Our Cow Molly’s” tractors on the Rally, with one of the farm owners, Eddie Andrews as passenger and guide. This would be an amazing experience for anyone who has an interest in farm machinery and support the whole day. To place your bid, please visit the St Lukes Tractor Rally 2016 facebook page.

The event will be indeed a spectacular sight and spectators are welcomed along the route.

Ideal viewing points for people to watch and support the Tractor Rally:

Our Cow Molly – Between 11.30am – 12.30pm

Broomhead Show – 1.30pm

Nags Head Public House – 3.00pm Finish – chance to view all the tractors on display in fields adjacent while the drivers enjoy lunch, courtesy of Moss Valley Fine Meats. Bradfield Brewery will be presenting awards to six lucky winners from the rally and the day will be rounded off with a charity auction and raffle, with prizes including meals out, drinks, clothing, agricultural equipment and much more. Bradfield Brewery’s Red Diesel Ale will be putting in a guest appearance for the event too!

All Tractors are welcome so all Tractors and their drivers’ come and register at Storrs Green Farm – 9am on  Sunday 10th July, as the Rally starts at 10.00am.

For further information please visit our Facebook page and donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/tractorrally2016