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Crowds cheer on Pink Ladies Tractor Run on mission to raise £1 million

PUBLISHED: 15:54 07 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:44 07 July 2019

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

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Every shade of pink and every possible way of displaying it was on show as more than 100 vintages tractors took to the roads of South Norfolk to raise money for breast cancer research.

The tractors are decorated in pink to raise cancer awareness. Picture: Victoria PertusaThe tractors are decorated in pink to raise cancer awareness. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

The Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run returned for its 16th year on Sunday to parade through Harleston, where hundreds of spectators turned out, and across the surrounding villages.

What started out as a spur of the moment idea for organiser Annie Chapman, 77, have become hugely popular, attracting ladies from across the country, many of whom have not driven a tractor before, but most of whom have been touched by breast cancer in some way.

Annie Chapman, Event Organiser. Picture: Victoria PertusaAnnie Chapman, Event Organiser. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

This year's run was dedicated to Margaret Gaunt one of the regular Pink Ladies who had raised a huge amount of sponsorship over the years.

'This little idea has touched so many' - the remarkable success of Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run

The runs have so far raised £640,000, and Mrs Chapman dreams of topping a million by the 20th annual event.

Over 100 tractors dressed in pink crossed Harleston to raise cancer awareness. Picture: Victoria PertusaOver 100 tractors dressed in pink crossed Harleston to raise cancer awareness. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

She said: "It would be nice to get to £1m by then. All we can do is keep going. It's extraordinary that this little idea has grown into something so big."

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria PertusaHundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria PertusaHundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria PertusaHundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria PertusaHundreds of people enjoyed the Pink Ladies Tractor Run. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Annie Chapman, Event Organiser. Picture: Victoria PertusaAnnie Chapman, Event Organiser. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

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