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Epic tractor ride was fitting tribute to farmers' daughter

Mikayla loved being out on the farm in Cambridgeshire. Credit: Family photo.

A Fenland farming family have driven the length of the country in a tractor - in memory of their four-year-old daughter.

Mikayla Clark was given just six months to live when she was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour in October 2015. She died in April.

She and her family were supported by East Anglia's Children's Hospices during her treatment and her parents decided they wanted to give something back.

Mikayla's mum Alyson, who lives with husband Neil at Stonea near March, said a 990-mile journey from Land's End to John O'Groats seemed the perfect way to remember their little girl.

Neil and Alyson on their journey. Credit: Family photo.

"Mikayla loved the farm. She loved being out on the farm with Daddy and it seemed a fitting tribute."

– Alyson Clark, Mikayla's mother.

Mr and Mrs Clark drove the blue tractor - dragging a pink trailer - up to 200 miles a day for up to 10 hours. They had to keep to 30mph or slower and could not go on motorways.

Mikayla Clark was just four years old when she died. Credit: Family photo

"Mikayla would have found it very found. She was the kind of girl who was constantly giggling. Throughout all her treatment, no matter how ill she was, she always managed to keep positive and keep smiling.

"That's the inspiration behind what we did."

– Neil Clark, Mikayla's father.

The epic tractor journey has far raised more than £16,000.

It will help EACH to continue running its three hospices in the region - which cost £6m a year - as well as other support services.

The tractor and trailer at Land's End. Credit: Family photo.

Watch Stuart Leithes' report.