A tractor enthusiast originally from East Yorkshire is raising money to fight Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in memory of his mother.

Pete Burdass has been driving his 1949 Ferguson TED20 Tractor the 1,200 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End – a journey he completed yesterday.

The journey took 12 days, supported by a team of friends who made sure that the nearly 80-year-old tractor – Little Grey Fergie – made it to its destination. All of the support team have been chosen as they have all been affected by MND.

Pete’s journey started in Scotland on June 4, travelling down the East side of the country through Northumberland and Yorkshire via Leven, in East Yorkshire, the village where Pete grew up.

Pete said: “I am doing this to raise much needed money and awareness for The Motor Neurone Disease Association, because our mum died from the same disease on her 60th birthday, and I would like to give something back by doing something extra special that has never been done before.”

Pete is joined on his journey by Ted, his teddy bear mascot, who has been doing his part over the last year selling raffle tickets for a chance to take him home. The winning ticket will be picked out upon the completion of the journey.

To sponsor The Little Grey Fergie Challenge, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-little-grey-fergie-challenge or join the Facebook page www.facebook.com/thelittlegreyfergiechallenge.