Lancashire-based machinery dealer Clarke and Pulman is raising funds for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund with a special liveried JCB Fastrac 4220.
Featuring a Manchester Bee on its bonnet, the 4220 will be showcased at the dealer’s open day filled with balloons, and visitors will be asked for a donation to guess the amount inside. The tractor will also take pride of place at Taylor’s Farm shop Open Farm Sunday event on June 11, also a family-run business in the West-Lancashire area.
Ged Clarke, Owner of Clarke and Pulman, says: “We have set a target of £2,200, but hope to raise much more than this. It is something close to us as several people in our area have been affected by the tragic event in Manchester.”
After the two events, the Fastrac will buzz off back to its demoing duties, where farmers will be asked to make a donation to the fund.
The fund will support people who have been injured or bereaved by the attack in Manchester.
The donations will help alleviate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Eddy Newman, said: "We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has generously supported the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
"The money raised through your donations will make a real difference to those who have been affected by this horrific attack. The magnificent support received so far shows just how strongly the world stands united with the city of Manchester at this difficult time."