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Farmer drives tractor 874 miles to increase air rescue funds

A retired farmer and also his 1961 tractor have actually shared a 874-mile journey, with a trip from John o’Groats to Land’s End and also increasing a minimum of ₤ 8,000 for the Devon Air Rescue Count On

At full throttle of 13mph on the 1961 Fordson Super Major, 74-year-old Vic Creek took a trip approximately 80 miles a day over 11 days with his spouse, Darice, watching him in a campervan for assistance.

His niece, Ros, accompanied him on her bike, increasing cash for Sanctuary Box.

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Mr Creek, that had actually been farming beef livestock in Doddiscombsleigh in the Teign Valley, Devon where his family members likewise run a haulage service, has actually had the tractor for 12 years and also recovered it for this journey.

He showed up in Land’s Upright 15 Might, full with his mascot– a Devon Air Rescue Count on bear which he intends to cost public auction.

” We have actually increased around ₤ 8,000 and also the cash is still being available in,” he stated.

Vic Brook on tractor

© Vic Creek

Assessing his journey, Mr Creek stated he was startled by the assistance and also kindness of unfamiliar people.

” I had not been familiar with any person being irritated at me for driving gradually– I had a banner on the back of the tractor clarifying what I was doing and also individuals were swing and also slapping. I was effectively gotten all over.

” One other followed me in his vehicle momentarily and after that jumped out and also offered me ₤ 20.”

Assessing his massive journey, Mr Creek stated: “The tractor did not miss out on a beat, and also with the reward of a comfortable seat, bought specifically for this trip, I was likewise in great type.”

Conserving lives

The trust fund was his selected charity since he has actually seen first-hand its life-saving duty when the rescue has actually landed in his areas to handle neighborhood emergency situations, also when assisting to bring a cot.

” A lad down in the town had a large cardiac arrest and also the rescue needed to obtain him away really swiftly. He is still walking today many thanks to that,” stated Mr Creek.

Amongst the Brooks’ various other fundraising campaigns for the trust fund are Xmas Eve morning meals in their farmhouse cooking area.



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