Tractor Day raises record sum for North Devon Hospice

The 20th annual Open Day of the unique private collection of more than 60 tractors and related farming and transport memorabilia at Coldridge near Crediton has raised a record �4,600 for the North Devon Hospice. The collection belonging to Michael Thorne

The 20th annual Open Day of the unique private collection of more than 60 tractors and related farming and transport memorabilia at Coldridge near Crediton has raised a record �4,600 for the North Devon Hospice.

The collection belonging to Michael Thorne is open to the general public for just one day each year to raise funds though an admission fee and by providing refreshments and a raffle. It was attended by some 700 visitors.

The remarkable collection has been assembled over a 27-year period and building contractor Mr Thorne has been holding his charity day for the last 20 years for a variety of good causes including the Devon Air Ambulance, the Children's Hospice SW, Greenpeace and the Eve Appeal. The North Devon Hospice is in its fourth year as a beneficiary.


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