‘Emotional’ Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run aiming for £500,000 this Sunday

150 ladies and their brightly-decorated tractors took part in the 12th annual Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run, raising funds for the Cancer Research UK Breast Cancer Appeal. Photo: Jonathan Slack ANL-150707-101113001

150 ladies and their brightly-decorated tractors took part in the 12th annual Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run, raising funds for the Cancer Research UK Breast Cancer Appeal. Photo: Jonathan Slack ANL-150707-101113001

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More than 150 tractors are set to brighten up the roads in the Diss Express area on Sunday with the 13th annual Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run.

Organiser Annie Chapman, who received a British Empire Medal for her services to charity in 2014, is hoping to hit the £500,000 fundraising milestone with this year’s event.

The event raises money for the Cancer Research UK Breast Cancer Appeal. Fundraising since the inception of the event in 2004, stands at £466,000.

As it stands 157 ladies on 154 tractors are set to take part.

The entrants will depart Thorpe Abbotts airfield at 11.30am. They are set to pass through Brockdish at noon, and at 12.30pm, will turn into London Road, Harleston, before travelling down the Thoroughfare.

A picnic lunch will be held at Gawdy Hall at 1pm, departing at 3pm. Pulham St Mary is due to be visited at 3.55pm, before the convoy ventures through Rushall.

All of the tractors will aim to return to Thorpe Abbotts airfield at about 4.30pm for the iconic group photo of every participant.

Speaking to the Diss Express in April, Mrs Chapman said: “As far as I am concerned, the day is very humbling. Some of the ladies who take part come back year after year and raise lots of money.

For more see www.ladiestractorroadrun.co.uk