Cornishmen Edward Buckland, John Perry and Martin Dyer collected the Sam Taylor Cup from NFU vice president Stuart Roberts at R.A.B.I’s annual award ceremony.
The cup is awarded to the organisation that created a new or stand-alone event which contributed the most to R.A.B.I. The trio received the recognition for the Cornwall Three Way – a three day vintage tractor run around the county, covering 300 miles.
When Edward Buckland first thought up the idea he invited friends Martin Dyer and John Perry to join him. However, word quickly spread and several others joined them on their journey. Five more tractors and a vintage lorry completed the journey too, raising £12,000 for R.A.B.I and Children’s Hospice South West.
Edward said: “We are surprised and humbled to receive this award. It started out as an idea for a bit of fun and to make a difference. The support we had along the way was breathtaking, especially from regional manager Pam Wills.
“John and I sit on the Cornwall committee and we know first-hand how much of a difference R.A.B.I makes to those in the county. To be able to give back is great.”
Pictured at the top of the page are (L-R): John Perry, Pam Wills, Martin Dyer and Edward Buckland. Photo by Kevin Milner.