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Charity tractor drive – John O’Groats to Lands End

10th May 2010 Print
The Tractor to be used on the journey, loaded on a trailer and ready to be transported to John OGroats.

Ben Spink a young farmer from Lincolnshire is attempting to drive from John O’Groats to Lands End starting on the 12th May 2010 in aid of Kidney Research UK.

Imperial Commercials, the largest Independent Commercial Vehicle dealer group in the UK, are supplying a Ford Ranger as the Support Vehicle for the trip. Becky Gallimore from Imperial Commercials says: “ We are pleased to be supporting Ben and his friends on their fundraising Tractor Drive and couldn’t be more happy to help such a worthwhile cause”.

Ben suffers from Alport Syndrome, a degenerative disease of the Kidney and in April last year he got the call he had been waiting for, a suitable transplant match had been found. Now a year on Ben is able to live a full and active life, back to work and enjoying the life a 24 year young man should! Ben intends on raising the awareness of the prevalence of kidney disease in the UK and show the transformation a transplant can have on an individual’s life.

For more information on the Charity and Kidney disease go to:

Imperial Commercials is the new Ford Commercial Vehicle dealer for North and North East Lincolnshire and are proud to be supporting this fundraiser for such a worthy cause.

Dave Hastings, Sales Manager for Imperial Commercials Ford in Grimsby says: “We hope that Ben’s hard work and enterprising fundraising idea will reap as much sponsorship money as possible and we are so pleased to be involved in what will inevitably turn out to be a mammoth journey!”

Trip Plan 12th May to 18thMay 2010

12th May
Depart 9.00 am John O’Groats, to arrive at Kinross south of Perth (Farm Shop) at 7pm

13th May
Depart Kinross at 10.30am to arrive at Newcastle at 5.00pm

14th May
Depart Newcastle at 11.00am, to arrive at Thornton Curtis at 6.30pm

15th May
Lincolnshire tour day (overnight at Tutbury, Staffordshire)

16th May
Depart Tutbury at 9.00am to arrive at Harper Adams College at 6.00pm

17th May
Depart Harper Adams at 11.00am to arrive at 3.00pm Royal Agricultural College (RAC), Cirencester

18th May
Depart RAC at 8.00am to arrive at Lands End 6.30pm Charity Tractor Drive – John O’Groats to Lands End in aid of Kidney Research UK

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The Tractor to be used on the journey, loaded on a trailer and ready to be transported to John OGroats. Ben Spink with the Support Vehicle, supplied by Imperial Commercials of Grimsby.