Shepton Mallet father-son duo to restore and auction pink tractor for Cancer Research UK

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10th Apr 2024 | Local News

A Shepton Mallet Father and son team, plan to restore a vintage tractor, paint it pink, and auction it to raise money for Cancer Research Uk.

Tobias Daniels, 36, from Meadow Rise and his son Oscar Daniels, 16, started their tractor restoration project 'Father & Son Tractors' as a family hobby in 2021. Oscar is studying to be an engineer, and has his heart set on an apprenticeship at Rolls Royce. 

Working with his dad, on the tractors, is a great way to gain experience, and learn on the job. Oscar suggested starting a YouTube channel  , and Instagram account- and the project now has hundreds of subscribers, with the quirky upbeat videos attracting thousands of views. 

'Father & Son Tractors' now has an official sponsor Agriline, and receives donations from businesses nationwide including Ron Greet, Johnstones Paints and DMH Tractors.

So far , the duo have fixed up a number of vintage Fergussons. A highlight was winning a rosette at last year's Midsommerset Show for fully restoring, to working condition, a beautiful grey 1950's Fergusson TED-20, using all original parts, right down to the bolts.

Tobias , has sadly lost some family members to cancer, and decided to fundriase the only way he knew how. 

"I'm not great at running, and didn't fancy sitting in a tub of baked beans", he joked " I do know my tractors though, so I reached out to breakers, and was kindly donated a 1947 TE-20 Continental, for free. Once this beauty is restored to her full glory, and painted a lovely pink, for Cancer Research UK, It'll be auctioned off, with all the proceeds directly helping the charity and ultimately saving lives. We are also running a 'Guess the tractor's name' competition in partnership with The Art Bank cafe, in Shepton. You might see us at tractor shows, or local events, collecting with the CRUK bucket.Come and talk to us!"

To support this project , subscribe to the youtube channel, donate directly athttps://gofund.me/5cbaa355 or search Tobias Daniels on Go Fund Me website.

Thanks also to Hunt Forrest Group and GJ Webber for arranging free haulage for the charity project. 

     

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