In total 30 tractors old and new and 2 vintage cars took part in the run. The trip started at Wortham Long Green, went through Redgrave, Bressingham and Diss and finished at Winfarthing Fighting Cocks.

The weather this year was a little challenging but the drivers carried on regardless and thankfully had some refreshments at the end of the run, provided by the Winfarthing Fighting Cocks. We were very pleased to see people waving along the route and in Diss Town Centre and we would like to say thank you to all those who came out to see us or donated money to our charity.

Thanks to everyone’s support we raised £391 to support the vital work of Solo Housing; supporting single people who need help with housing in South Norfolk and other parts of Norfolk and Suffolk. Not only does the tractor run help us to raise funds, but we are also keen to make people aware of the increasing problem of homelessness for single people in the rural areas in which we operate.

Recent research has revealed that homelessness has increased by 24% in rural areas, however the funds made available for organisations working with those who are homeless, are not always directed to agencies who operate in the countryside. At Solo Housing we have seen a 50% increase in the number of people approaching us for help in the past 12 months and our staff continue to work hard to try and help as many people as we can to find and keep a home.

I would like to say a particular thank you to Denis Worby, Jerry Cotter, Norman & Tina Theobald for organising the event, to Fatstickman for supplying tractor banners and thank you to staff and supporters for all their help on the day.