Fundraiser of the Month: Howard and the Ben Turner Memorial Tractor Run

We couldn’t be doing what we’re doing, investing in research and support families, without our amazing fundraisers, large and small.

For November  2021, we’re awarding Fundraiser of the Month to Howard, who every year fundraises for a charity of his choice in memory of his son Ben.

Ben Turner In memory tractor run

Fundraising in memory of Ben

Every year Howard and his family raise funds for a charity of their choice in memory of their son Ben. Ben sadly passed away in 2016 at age 15 from cancer. He was very keen on tractors, and was gifted one before he passed away, which he cherished.

Howard, Ben’s dad, decided they wanted to give something back to the charities who had supported them throughout Ben’s cancer journey. The Ben Turner Memorial Tractor Run began, and has been running since. The family have raised thousands of pounds for many charities over the years, and will continue to do so in Ben’s memory.

This year, Howard and his family kindly chose to fundraise for Children with Cancer UK. The event raised an incredible £20,021 for the charity, with over 100 tractors taking part in the run!

We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone that took part in this year’s tractor run in memory of Ben. We’re so grateful for all your support. It’s thanks to supporters like you all that we can continue to invest in life-saving childhood cancer research.

Ben Turner In memory tractor run

Watch the video from the 2021 Ben Turner Memorial Tractor Run:

With over 100 tractors and vehicles taking part in the 2021 Ben Turner Memorial Run, it was quite the day. Watch some of the highlights here.

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