Biddenden Tractorfest is organised by a team of volunteers and the Kent County Agricultural Society (registered charity no: 1001191), to raise money to support the future of agriculture in Kent and to support clubs, amenities and charities within the local area.
We are proud to announce that we have been able to support the local associations, clubs, groups and charities listed below with donations totalling over £10,000.
Many of these, and others, were also supported with free or discounted stands at Biddenden Tractorfest 2022, which they were able to use to generate additional funds and awareness. (Applications for these stands are now open at https://www.tractorfest.co.uk/exhibit/ – Biddenden Association/Charity Application)
We have also donated an additional £10,000 towards the Kent County Agricultural Society’s own charitable activities (more information at www.kcas.org.uk ).
In addition to the above, we are delighted to have sponsored the transport for three local Primary Schools – John Mayne Primary School in Biddenden, Benenden Primary School and Sandhurst Primary School – to attend this year’s Living Land (a free one-day event at the Kent Show Ground open to Kent primary school children in years 3 and 4 aimed to educate children in areas of farming, agriculture, the countryside, and healthy eating).
Recipients of donations from Biddenden Tractorfest 2022 are:
Wealden Community First Responders (to be used to provide an additional public access defibrillator in Biddenden), Biddenden Strummers Ukulele Club, Biddenden Community Library, Mount Lodge Farm & YFC (pictured), The Take Away Pantry (Biddenden), Biddenden Local History Society, Biddenden Homemakers, Biddenden Bowls Club, TaDah Theatre Co, SERV Kent – Bloodrunners, Wellbeing In The Weald, Ashford & District YFC, Childs Vision, Farm Safety Foundation – Yellow Wellies, Team Ben Hammond and Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex.
A big thank you to all who supported Biddenden Tractorfest 2022, and therefore helped us to be able to make these donations.