Tractors net cash for sea-faring charity

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WHITBY harbour acted as a finish line for two men who had driven coast-to-coast on a pair of vintage tractors.

Robert Keraton and Robert Morrell, dipped the wheels of the tractors, which they had driven for 180 miles, into the harbour to signify the end of the three day fund-raiser.

Setting off on Friday 22 April drove from Whitehaven to Whitby, in aid of raising money for Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) North, a sail training charity which specialises in personal development through the medium of ocean sailing.

In the past, the charity has helped young cancer sufferers get some respite, young offenders turn their lives around and given young people guidance on their career and future.

OYT North are unique, in that they help the young people develop vital life skills through sailing, and even have their own vessel, James Cook, which is used to take young people on sailing adventures.

Whitby and District Rotary Club will once again be sponsoring a young person to set sail on James Cook this summer.

Anyone wishing to apply for the sponsorship, should contact Keith Sleightholme on (01947) 810628, or email egtonroad@tiscali.co.uk, to request an application form.