REBAA 2020 Tractor Run Sunday 23rd February 2020
REBAA are planning a Tractor Run, starting near Warfield and finishing on the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park on Sunday 9th February. The Tractor Run will be raising money in aid of Thames Hospice. Tractor owners wishing to participate can register here. Entry fee is £25 per Tractor, and we encourage all participants to raise Sponsorship.
The Tractor Run
Who Are We Raising Money For?
About The REBAA
The Association has carried the following objectives since its inception in 1839:
“For the encouragement of deserving craftsmen, and for awarding Prizes for skills in Agricultural pursuits and for the betterment of agriculture generally.
The area covered is that which lies within a 15-mile radius of Maidenhead Town Hall.
The whole of a farm will be eligible for entry if any portion of a holding is within this area.”
The REBAA is run on behalf of its members by a general committee organising a calendar of events consisting of a mixture of rural themed classes and competitions, social events and charity fundraising.
Through the year, there is a mixture of formal and informal social events ranging from a quiz night to a charity ball, a summer farm tour and a harvest lunch in the autumn.
Each year, we uphold the long-established tradition of judging of members’ farms and gardens through a variety of classes covering all elements of the rural scene. The most prestigious award is the King George VI Challenge Cup which is awarded to the best overall farm in the Association. Trophies for all classes are presented at the annual ploughing match held each year on a field of farming members.
The skill of ploughing has traditionally been the foundation for successful crop production and each year the ploughing match draws ploughmen from a wide area who bring a mix of modern and vintage equipment to pit their skills against one another. The beautiful Sir Richard Haddon supreme challenge cup is the coveted prize for a ploughman from the REBAA area.
Apart from the magnificent ploughing spectacle, the event also aims to provide entertainment on the day for the general public as well as the farming community.
Thames Hospice is the local charity providing expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. A vital part of our work is also supporting their families and carers.
We care for the physical, social and psychological needs of our patients, not just the condition. Our highly skilled medical team works with the patient, their family and carers, to develop a complete programme of care tailored to their individual needs.
Our services include therapy, nursing and medical care, as well as practical and emotional support in our Hospice at Windsor and in patients' homes.
It costs £8 million every year to keep our Hospice running. We rely on our community for over 50% of the funds we have to raise annually to provide our services free of charge, 365 days a year, to the people who need us.