On Saturday 31st May 2008 the Pencombe Young Farmers’ Club completed a grueling 28-mile “Tri-Town Tractor Push” to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice and the County Air Ambulance. The route began in Leominster heading through Bromyard and onto the final leg toward Hereford.
All went smoothly, despite the frame falling off the back of the tractor before they had even set off! But with the delayed start they managed to complete the 28-mile route in an impressive 8 hours. The tractor itself was pushed entirely by members of the Pencombe Young Famers’ Club and was not once driven along its route.
They managed to raise a fabulous £3000 for the two charities Matt Price, Pencombe Young Farmers’ Club Chairman 2007-2008, said of the team’s efforts: “I’m delighted with what the members have achieved. I do hope that their blisters and aching muscles were not as bad as mine!” Matt also wanted to offer his apologies and his thanks to “anyone that was held up by the event! More importantly, thank you to all our supporters who have loaned equipment, donated money and, of course, the members who pushed without whom the event would not have been possible.”
St Michael’s Hospice would like to congratulate the team on their herculean achievement and would like to say a massive thank you for all the effort they went to in order to raise this money.