More Success for Tractorfest
Tractorfest 2017 broke records: 11,500 people visited over the two days, up from about 10,000 the previous year. And the amount raised that year for good causes was £24,500.
This year, in new fields at Woolpack Corner – thank you Andrew Neve – and after months of record breaking heat, we broke even more records with over 17,000 visitors through the gates, more tractor exhibits than any other show and raised a sum of 32k which was donated in December to 33 various clubs, associations, societies, groups, facilities and registered charities, which are, in the main, local.
Beneficiaries included Biddenden Village Hall, Biddenden Juniors Football Club, Bowls Club, Tennis Club and Squash Clubs, All Saints Church, Tenterden Lions, All Saints Flower Festival, Biddenden Homemakers, Tenterden Social Hub, Young Farmers Associations, The Tuesdays Rock Choir, The Poppy Project and Events to name just some of the local groups. Charities like Chalkdown Riding for the Disabled, RSPCA, Air Ambulance, Evelina Hospital, Alzheimers Research also received donations.
Sue Boon, Chair of the Tractorfest Organising Committee says, “For 6 years we’ve donated, in the main, to local charities clubs and associations. It’s our way of giving back to the community that supports us and to give to organisations where the sums donated, however small, can actually make a difference. It’s what drives us and inspires the many volunteers who come back every year to help in so many ways”
Tractorfest and Country Fair is back on 17th and 18th August 2019 and as an additional benefit, weekend tickets will be available. Plus, there will be many more attractions in keeping with the Countryside nature of the show.
If anyone is keen to sponsor various elements of the show please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org