On Saturday, 16 December, the festive fleet of fairy-lit tractors will be taking a tour around local villages to spread some Christmas cheer and raise money for Katharine House Hospice.
The festive convoy will depart from Spring Hill Farm, Barford St Michael, at around 5.00pm and will take to the roads travelling through the local villages, chugging along into Banbury, as well as driving by Katharine House Hospice to wave hello! T
Since the first Christmas Tractor Run in December 2016, R C Baker, along with friends, family and customers from the local farming community, have continued to light up the streets of Banbury each year with its festive fleet raising over £97,000 so far for Katharine House Hospice – with £27,000 of that in the last year alone.
Donate through JustGiving:
Text to donate:
Text TRACTORLIGHTS followed by a space and the donation amount as a number to 70085. Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.
Any amount can be donated, but examples you might like to use are below:
Enter the text raffle:
There’ll be a raffle that you can enter via text from Friday, 01 December to Monday, 18 December, at 9.00am.
Text 2023TR to 70215 to enter
Entries are £1.00, and any amount of entries can be chosen. All is explained for the raffle in the response received when the first text is sent.
Where to watch the convoy
The festive convoy departs from Spring Hill Farm in Barford St Michael at 5.00pm and will take to the roads travelling through the villages of South Newington, Milcombe and Bloxham. When reaching Bloxham, the convoy will continue along the A361 into Banbury.
Upon reaching the traffic lights in Banbury that meet the Oxford Road, the tractors will turn left, down to the Banbury Cross. They will drive around the Cross and back up the South Bar (retracing their steps) to continue along the Oxford Road (A4260) to Adderbury.
Once in Adderbury the convoy will re-join the previous route, turning left at the traffic lights in the centre of the village onto the B4100 (Aynho Road). After passing the home that this event is all in aid of, Katharine House Hospice, the convoy will continue to Aynho.
From here, the convoy will turn right to Clifton, pass through Deddington (via the marketplace) and then travel to Hempton and back through Barford St Michael, returning to Spring Hill Farm. See approximate timing details below.
The following are approximate timings which very much depend on traffic: