A 1952 FORDSON Major was the oldest tractor to take part in a run on New Year's Eve to raise money for the family of Skipton woman Jodie Willsher.

About 15 tractors set off from the Cross Keys pub at East Marton at around 11am on Sunday and took a route to Gargrave, Bell Busk, Airton and onto Winterburn before heading back via Gargrave to the Cross Keys where they enjoyed pie and peas.

The owners of the tractors, which also included a Massey Ferguson 135, of about 1978, and a Roadless 155, stuck mainly to farm tracks and quiet roads and stopped off at listed Friars Head, Winterburn, for teas and coffees before heading back.

Organiser, Keith Guy, from East Marton, said people had been very generous along the way and had readily handed over money.

"It was very enjoyable and people were very nice about handing over money when they knew what we were doing it for."

The run raised just under £700 for the appeal which now stands at more than £16,500.

The appeal to raise money for Jodie's husband and young daughter was set up shortly after Jodie, 30, was killed in the town's Aldi supermarket on December 21.

The appeal currently stands at more than £16,500. To donate to the fund, go to: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jodiewillsher