March 18, 2019
A GROUP of young farmers are raising money to fund heart screenings in schools in memory of Hornsea teenager Josh Fell.
Skirlaugh Young Farmers will use their 6th annual charity tractor run, which takes place on Sunday, March 24th, to support Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Tragically, Josh died from sudden arrythmic death syndrome (SADS) while playing football aged just 15, in 2011.
Since that time his parents, Rich and Donna, have raised more than £100,000 for Cry in an effort to make screenings for the condition standard practice in schools.
Emily Jackson, from Skirlaugh Young Farmers, has been instrumental in organising the event.
She said: “We’re really looking forward to this year’s tractor run. It is the sixth year we have staged it and it is always well supported.
“This year’s charity is one that is close to a lot of people’s heart’s because Josh was a local lad and a lot of people knew him and went to school with him, so it’s a great cause to support.”
The event starts from Old Hall Farm, Catwick, at 10am and takes in Long Riston, Arnold, Swine, Skirlaugh, Hatfield, Mappleton, Hornsea, Atwick, Bewholme, Brandesburton and Leven.
Full details of the route and timings can be found on the Facebook page, Skirlaugh YFC Tractor Run.
The event is being sponsored by leading family fuel company, Rix Petroleum.
Duncan Lambert, managing director of Rix Petroleum, said: “We’re proud to be involved with this event because we think Skirlaugh Young Farmers are raising money for a fantastic and very important cause.
“The tractor run has become a much-anticipated annual occasion and it’s great to see it being used to help make a real difference to young people’s lives.
“We have a history of supporting young farmer groups, particularly in North and East Yorkshire, because they are the next generation of this great industry. We’re delighted to provide that support to Skirlaugh Young Farmers, particularly when what they’re doing is so worthwhile.”
For more information about the tractor run, email firstname.lastname@example.org.