Groups share £2,500 after Colyton vintage tractor run

PUBLISHED: 10:11 15 July 2011

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 COLYTON VINTAGE TRACTOR DONATES TO LIFEBOATS AND BRITISH LEGION 
 Colyton Vintage Tractor run again increased the amount they were able to donate to Charity with over £2,500 being given to worthy causes.  
 
 The two main beneficiaries, the R.N.L.I and the Royal British Legion were presented with cheques for £1,200 each at the Colyton Peace Memorial Playing Fields Pavilion on Wednesday evening with Mrs Wendy Cummins accepting on behalf of RNLI and Mr Ralph Cox on behalf of the Royal British Legion who are celebrating their 90th Anniversary this year.  St. John Ambulance Brigade and Southleigh Church have also received small donations in recognition of their on going practical support of the run.
 
 The tractors  produced a splendid spectacle, despite the decidedly damp weather on the day, with all of the tractors decked out with poppies and RNLI flags.  Of the 120 tractors booked in 115 turned up on the day and some very interesting new entries were on the road including a Porche tractor

Ref mhv Colyton Cheq COLYTON VINTAGE TRACTOR DONATES TO LIFEBOATS AND BRITISH LEGION Colyton Vintage Tractor run again increased the amount they were able to donate to Charity with over £2,500 being given to worthy causes. The two main beneficiaries, the R.N.L.I and the Royal British Legion were presented with cheques for £1,200 each at the Colyton Peace Memorial Playing Fields Pavilion on Wednesday evening with Mrs Wendy Cummins accepting on behalf of RNLI and Mr Ralph Cox on behalf of the Royal British Legion who are celebrating their 90th Anniversary this year. St. John Ambulance Brigade and Southleigh Church have also received small donations in recognition of their on going practical support of the run. The tractors produced a splendid spectacle, despite the decidedly damp weather on the day, with all of the tractors decked out with poppies and RNLI flags. Of the 120 tractors booked in 115 turned up on the day and some very interesting new entries were on the road including a Porche tractor

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The RNLI and the Royal British Legion each receive £1,200 after record-breaking rally

ORGANISERS of Colyton’s vintage tractor run have ploughed more money into worthy causes.

This year’s event was another record breaker and enabled them to give away some £2,500.

The two main beneficiaries - the RNLI and the Royal British Legion – were presented with cheques for £1,200 each.

The money was handed over at a ceremony at the Colyton Peace Memorial Playing Fields with Wendy Cummins receiving it on behalf of the lifeboats and Ralph Cox collecting the cheque for the RBL.

Other groups to receive donations included the St John Ambulance and Southleigh Church, in recognition of their on-going support for the run.

This year saw 115 tractors take part, with the Rt Rev Bob Evens, Bishop of Crediton, at the wheel of one of the historic vehicles.


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