OVER £8,000 has raised by Knaresborough Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) with a tractor run in memory of a much-missed member.
24 year-old Mike Spink died in a road accident whilst in New Zealand last year. His friends from YFC wanted to do something to honour him and followed up last year’s inaugural tractor run with an even bigger event.
175 tractors, from as far afield as Sheffield (a journey of 2.5 hours by tractor), took part.
Chairman of Knaresborough YFC, Steven Brown, said sales from a calendar featuring the tractor run will take the amount eventually handed over later in the year to chosen charity the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to over £10,000.
“It was very humbling to see even more tractors turning out for Mike this year,” he said.
“It takes a lot of organising and is a very emotional day, imagining what Mike would think of all these people remembering him, but it’s really worthwhile and sums up what young farmers is all about; one big family all looking out for each other.”