MASHAM Young Farmers' Club held its second annual charity tractor run through Wensleydale raising money for a charity that supports farming families.

With 56 tractors of varying ages in attendance, drivers and machines met at Masham Market Place before setting off on the 55-mile route, travelling through the villages of Thornton Watlass, Crakehall, Hackforth, Hornby and Bellerby, before they all stopped at Leyburn Auction Mart for lunch.

The afternoon section took the convoy through Harmby, East Witton, Ellingstring, and Healey passing Leighton Reservoir before an off-road moorland section, which brought the tractors nicely to the finish at Gregg’s Farm in Fearby for a barbecue.

This year’s run was in aid of The Farming Community Network (FCN), a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families through difficult times, assisting with financial difficulties, mental health, animal disease and family disputes.

The event raised £1,000, which was presented to the Yorkshire FCN Co-ordinator, Helen Benson, at Newby Hall’s Tractor Fest. She said that the charity was grateful for the donation and praised the club for spreading the word regarding FCN.

Tractor run organisers, Lewis Harrison and Josh Beresford, joined Masham YFC chairman, Jack Jobling to thank everyone involved in making the event a success.

He said: "Thanks to Leyburn Auction Mart for lunch and the Gregg family for hosting the BBQ, the team of cooks, and most importantly a massive thank you to everyone who took part in the run and made it such an enjoyable and rewarding day out."