Ferguson Club Nationwide Tractor Runs for Charity – Completion Certificate (download below)…….
This National Tractor Run was undertaken as an event to commemorate the name of Harry Ferguson and his production of the Ferguson T.20 in 1946, and also the 30th anniversary of The Ferguson Club, which had been formed in the memory of Harry Ferguson and his “little grey Fergy”.
Having been given the task of running this event, I have done so to the best of my ability. I would like to sincerely thank all those who have taken part in the event – both individually and by organising tractor runs in your areas – in most cases with great success.
When I came up with the idea of a national tractor run my intention was to raise the profile of the Ferguson Club, with Club members contributing by either entering their tractors in a run or giving a donation towards the charity. With the support of Macmillan Cancer Support there was wide-spread media coverage, including local press and also a couple of TV slots regarding the Ferguson Club.
The total amount raised for Macmillan Cancer Support is £3,844.80, with the total number of tractors taking part across the UK being 279. An entry fee for each tractor was £10.00, with the balance being made up of donations from individuals. A cheque for the amount raised will be presented to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity at a time and place agreed between the Officers of the Club and the Macmillan charity.
From 1 July those wishing to have a certificate may download one, signed by the Chairman, from the Club website.
Finally, and most importantly, I would like to thank my daughter Beverley for doing all the paperwork and computer work, and for being on-call 24/7. Also my daughter Valerie who, along with her friend, works hard raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and acted as the go-between with Macmillan HQ.
Basil George, 30th June 2016
Please click on the link below for the Certificate……