Our supporters RC Baker are bringing back their Christmas Tractor Run for 2023!

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 5pm 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!  The following are approximate timings which very much depend on traffic:

  • 5pm: depart from Spring Hill Farm (please do not come to the farm for the departure as it is very busy getting the convoy assembled!)
  • 5.15pm: reaches South Newington
  • 5.25pm: reaches Milcombe
  • 5.40pm: reaches Bloxham
  • 6.05pm: reaches Banbury
  • 6.15pm: reaches Banbury Cross
  • 6.30pm: reaches Sainsburys
  • 6.45pm: reaches Banbury Rugby Club
  • 7.00pm: reaches Adderbury
  • 7.20pm: reaches Aynho
  • 7.40pm: reaches Clifton
  • 7.55pm: reaches Deddington
  • 8.15pm: reaches Hempton
  • 8.25pm: reaches Barford St Michael
  • 8.30pm: reaches Spring Hill Farm 

Ways you can donate 

Local families are facing their last Christmas with loved ones. By donating to Katharine House, you can help them receive the compassionate care and support they need so they can make the most of the time they have left together.  

Donate through JustGiving

Visit the RC Baker Tractor Run JustGiving page

Donate through 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: 

  • To donate £1, text TRACTORLIGHTS 1 to 70085
  • To donate £5, text TRACTORLIGHTS 5 to 70085
  • To donate £10, text TRACTORLIGHTS 10 to 70085
  • To donate £20, text TRACTORLIGHTS 20 to 70085

Enter our text raffle

We'll be running a raffle that you can enter via text from Friday 1 December to Monday 18 December at 9am.

Text 2023TR to 70215 to enter

Entries are £1 and any amount of entries can be chosen. All is explained for the raffle in the response received when the first text is sent.  

I’ve had a lot of family and friends go into Katharine House Hospice … it’s a very special place. We are very lucky to have it in the area. It’s helped a lot of people and the farming community like to come together to support it.” Tony Hopper, Farmer.  

Tractor sponsorship opportunities

There are three tiers of sponsorship opportunities for tractors at this year's Tractor Run, available until 22 November. Read about them on our tractor sponsorship opportunities page.

RC Baker

We wish to say a very big thank you to RC Baker, who have been running the annual Christmas Tractor Run since 2016 and have already raised in excess of £97,000 - with £27,000 of that raised last year alone! We spoke to Jennie at RC Baker to find out more about the beginnings of the now much-anticipated tractor run.

Keep your eyes peeled on this page for more information coming as we head into the autumn and winter months. 

Thank you

Thank you to Banbury BIDand Hella Ltd for contributing towards the cost of the traffic management for the RC Baker Tractor Run.