A farmer who organised a tractor run has presented a cheque for £17,000 to the Dorset Cancer Centre.
Phil Trim coordinated the charity event in memory of his late wife, Jane. The 53-year-old woman was cared for at Poole Hospital throughout her illness. Phil has said that even though his wife was not cured he thinks it “would be amazing” if the money could help somebody else get better.
Dr Mike, who treated Jane, said: “These funds raised in her memory will help us maintain and improve the quality of care for others in her position. Part of the funds will support the running of the Lung Club, a support group set up and run by our fantastic specialist nurses Tracy, Alison and Elizabeth.”
The Purbeck Coast Tractor Run and Fun Event Weekend took place in August, and was attended by hundreds of people. Over 100 tractors were driven by farmers from all over the British Isles, through some of the most scenic countryside in the Purbecks.
Debbie Fleming, joint chief executive, attended the cheque presentation on 28 October, she said. “We are hugely grateful to Phil and his son Ben for their incredible generosity in raising such an enormous sum for our cancer unit.
“Their fundraising idea was different to anything that we have known before, and it was wonderful that so many people took part.
“We are glad that Jane received such excellent care from Poole Hospital, and this money will be used to further improve services for our cancer patients.”
Safe to say, this tractor run and fun weekend filled with music, food and tractor pulling, was hugely successful.