Richard Ali, Chief Executive of the English Beef and Lamb Executive
(EBLEX), was on hand to celebrate the end of a marathon drive to
raise funds for charity.
The tractor, manned by volunteers from RABI (the Royal Agricultural
Benevolent Institution), arrived at the Royal Cornwall Show after
travelling a total of 555 miles across the South and South West
towing a trailer.
A major sponsor of the drive, EBLEX also backed the RABI show
barbecue to give a further boost to the £17,000 already raised
by the tractor drive.
He said: "EBLEX has been very pleased to sponsor what has
been a highly successful and high-profile event. RABI has an extremely
important part to play in helping our farming community."
And RABI Chief Executive Patrick Shervington, who was also at
the Show to welcome the tractor, added: "The support we have
had from EBLEX has been marvellous and I am very grateful to them
- the result has been tremendous."