The much anticipated Christmas Charity Tractor Run have revealed which good causes they hope to support this year. At least 50 tractors decked out in Christmas decorations are set to take to the streets over the weekend of Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9.
Organisers from the Sheepy Ploughing and Hedgecutting Association not only revel in spreading festive cheer, but also funds for good causes. Thousands of pounds have been raised over the past four years.
This year there will be three good causes set to benefit from the donations made. They are the Warwickshire, Leciestershire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Lens Light and organisers hope to raise at least £10,000, which would be split between the three.
Final preparations will soon be made ahead of the two-night spectacular, which will see the parade first hit the Atherstone area. On Friday, December 8, the cavalcade of tractors will form a procession in the villages around Atherstone, including Dordon, Sheepy Magna, Ratcliffe Culey and Fenny Drayton.
Then, on Saturday, December 9, it will be the borough’s turn. Also, in what is a first, the procession will call into parts of Coventry. It will start in Grendon and then head through parts of Nuneaton before travelling along Arley, towards Corley and then Keresley.
The parade will then head along the B4908 through Ash Green, Holbrooks, and around the ring road round the city centre before heading towards Exhall, Bedworth and then onto Nuneaton. Exact timings are set to be revealed soon.
Latest details on the event can be found on the Sheepy 2023 Christmas Tractor Run 2023 page on Facebook.