TRACTOR enthusiasts raised £790 for charity by ploughing across the west of Wyre Forest.

The annual Boxing Day Tractor Run, in aid of Kidderminster and District Prostate Cancer Support Group, showcased more than 35 farm vehicles, old and new.

Owners of vintage tractors from all over Worcestershire gathered at the Far Forest Society Showground, in Callow Hill, at 10am, before trundling their way along minor roads to arrive at Dog Lane car park in Bewdley and back again.

Paul Brothwell, chairman of the support group, said: “The tractor run has been helping the group raise money for about three or four years now and greatly supports our work.

“The money we raise each year helps us to provide many services in the area – twice a year we offer free blood tests to the over 50s to check on their prostate.

“It also funds the equipment we need, as well as paying for Kidderminster Town Hall where we host our meetings.”

The money raised at the tractor run will go towards the group’s supported appeal of funding a new surgical robot at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Since the Rory the Robot appeal launched, the support group has raised more than £5,000 to help cancer patients benefit from less pain, minimal blood loss, quicker recovery times and reduced complications.

The new technology, which costs £1.6 million, will allow surgeons to remove tumours with more precision rather than through open surgery.