SSBB members were recently invited to the Grosvenor Centre in Gnosall, Stafford for the presentation of funds raised by the organisers of the 30th Annual Vintage Tractor Run which had been awarded to Staffordshire for 2017.
Our volunteers had been involved since the launch back in early 2016 when Helen and Nigel B attended the first photoshoot with Raven on a freezing cold local airfield. In June (and without snow on the ground) Ollie B, Helen B and Debbie S supported the mini tractor run organised by the ‘Old Knotty’s’ group.
In April, at the main event, 350 tractors took part and the procession was led by SSBB volunteer Colin H on his own blood bike, Edward.
Afternoon tea and cake were the order of the day at the presentation. Representatives of the other three nominated charities joined Helen and Colin to accept the monies raised for them. The Donna Louise Trust, Midland Air Ambulance and Stafford Samaritans and ourselves all received an amazing £2860.00.
On behalf of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire Blood Bikes, we say a huge thank you to Dave Coombes and his committee for their immensely generous donation.