Hundreds of vintage tractors from across the country took to the streets for a charity fundraiser.

Tractors travelled from far afield as Cornwall and Scotland to take part in the National Vintage Tractor Road Run through East Sussex.

The event last Sunday was organised by The South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club and raised thousands of pounds for Chailey Heritage Foundation in North Chailey.

The circular route started from Plumpton College and went across the South Downs, heading to Woodingdean, Lewes, Cooksbridge and then back to Plumpton.

The Argus: Chailey Heritage Foundation volunteersChailey Heritage Foundation volunteers (Image: Submitted)

Chailey Heritage Foundation was chosen as the charity partner for the event. Volunteers and staff collected more than £1,700 from people watching the run, with significantly more to come from the organisers.

There is also a JustGiving page if people still wish to donate.

Will Folkes, director of specialist services at Chailey, said all money raised will go to Patchwork Farm, an on-site therapeutic farm, specially designed to allow young people at Chailey a hands-on, multi-sensory experience with many different animals.

The Argus: Tractors going through LewesTractors going through Lewes (Image: Submitted)

"Patchwork Farm is truly a special farm,” said Will.

“It’s designed to allow the young people to interact with animals in ways that would not have been possible elsewhere.

The Argus: Hundreds of tractors took partHundreds of tractors took part (Image: Ethan Jarvis-Baker)

“Besides the fun element, those interactions have helped many young people at Chailey with their communication, movement, co-ordination, concentration and overall emotional wellbeing.

“It’s amazing to watch the positive impact it can have on the lives of young people here.

"Visits to Patchwork Farm are also available to other schools and the wider community. Watching the smiles on some of our children's faces as they interact with the animals is magical."