Pink Ladies’ Tractor Run smashes all records
(2021 – the year the Pink Ladies surpass £800,000)
This year’s iconic Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run has smashed the team’s fundraising record for a single year.
The record sum of £78,082 was announced at a cheque presentation on Friday night where participants and the support team gathered to celebrate the staggering amount raised for Cancer Research UK’s breast cancer appeal.
The charity has confirmed it was the biggest volunteer fundraising event for Cancer Research UK this year.
The first Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run took place in 2004 and this year’s collection takes the total raised over the years to more than £812,000.
Organised by Annie Chapman BEM, the 2021 run saw 105 decorated tractors winding their way through Norfolk and north Suffolk in July.
The incredible total was raised by the ladies who took part in the event, money collected on the day from supporters who gathered along the route and donations and fundraising activities following the tractor run.
Organiser Annie Chapman said: “I’m just so humbled by the amount raised and full of respect and admiration for all those brave ladies that do the run and the whole team that makes this event happen.
“That’s what it’s all about, team work, participants, back-up and safety crew and the marshals, tractor owners, land owners, collectors, everyone else who contributes in any way and of course the sponsors! What can I say – and the public response was amazing, just so emotional.
“Everyone knows someone who has had cancer and the support means so much because all we can do is raise money to help with research. What else can we do.”
The cheque on the night was presented by Cecilia Pryce to Laura Holland, area fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK and Debbie Adams, the local fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK.
For more information about the event please visit www.ladiestractorroadrun.co.uk