Gorefield firm helps couple in their marathon fund raising journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats
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A Gorefield company helped a couple in their fund raising mission in memory of their daughter by collecting a tractor they travelled in from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.
The couple made the 990 mile journey to raise £19,892 for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice.
Thanks to Andrew Downing the tractor was brought home from Inverness on one of his low loaders so they didn’t have to drive it back.
Andrew said: “We got involved after seeing a plea in this newspaper. We are all part of the farming family and we wanted to help them.”
Driver Philip Spikings collected the tractor used for their marathon sponsored journey in a four day round trip.
Had they not stepped in to help Neil and Alyson Clark would have had to make the journey back to Cambridgeshire in the tractor having already spent days on their journey.
The pair covered the journey to raise thousands for EACH where their four year old daughter Mikayla spent her last days earlier this year.
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Special thanks went to G&J Pecks for lending the New Holland T2 100 tractor to make the journey.
Sophie Baker, EACH Cambridgeshire Community Fundraiser, said: “Congratulations to Alyson and Neil on completing this challenge, which has been a fitting tribute to Mikayla.
“They have been great ambassadors for the charity, really going above and beyond what we expect of any fund raisers and raising a huge amount of money.
“We need £6 million a year to run our services across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income, so Alyson and Neil’s efforts are a major boost.”
To help their target reach the £20,000 milestone visit Justgiving Princess Mikayla.