THE team behind the Berwick St John Country Fayre has raised more than £7,000 to the Stars Appeal already, with the event is set to return this weekend.

Volunteers from the fayre raised £7,334 during a tractor run earlier this year.

More than 200 tractors took part in the run in April, which was thought up by Richard Pocock and involved a ploughman's lunch

The Stars Appeal thanked the volunteers, the event sponsors, farmers Bruce Waight and James Dean, and all those tractor owners who took part.

The Berwick St John Country Fayre is due to take place this weekend and will again raise funds for the Stars Appeal. Entertainment starts in the Fayre Inn from 6pm on Friday evening.

A high number of exhibitors will attend from all over the country and Europe, bringing horses, vintage tractors, full size steam engines, stationary engines, motorbikes, cars, military vehicles, rural crafts and collections and much more.

There will also be trade stands, a craft tent, a tea tent, fairground rides, and a tractor pulling competition.

A special feature will be the display of First World War vehicles, and there will be an open-air church service to commemorate the end of the war at 11am on Sunday.

The show opens at 10am Saturday and Sunday, and entry is free, but visitors are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets in support of the Stars Appeal.

The charitable focus of the Fayre is unique among vintage events of this type.

All exhibitors contribute freely, and the show is organised and run entirely by volunteers and sponsored by a large number of local businesses.

Visitors can enjoy cakes in the tea tent to help raise money for the Stars Appeal MRI Scanner Campaign.