Tractors take to the road for Mickleby man

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Over a ton of tractors are expected to take to the roads this weekend as they raise money for a cancer charity in memory of a popular Mickleby man.

It is the second time that Rob Norris’ family – led by wife Pauline and son and daughter Steven and Joanne – have 
organised the event.

It follows from the success of last year’s Tractor Run which raised £3,560 for MacMillan cancer support.

Stephen, who runs an agricultural machinery business, will lead the tractors as they set off on Sunday morning, while Pauline and Joanne manage the entries, marshalling and collections.

They were all overwhelmed last year by the level of support for the event that they decided to do it again to help say thanks to the nurses that cared for Rob, who died on May 2 2014.

Steven said: “Dad was an agricultural contractor and we wanted to do something in memory of that.

“Over the years I have participated in lots of other runs but we were overwhelmed with the support last year. It was a tribute to him really.

“The nurses were fantastic, you can’t believe just how good a job they do. They know when you get them it is just days or weeks but they make that as easy or pain free as possible and we appreciated it so much.”