Wales international rugby player Dan Lydiate will judge several prizes before the Pontfaen Young Farmers Club hit the road for the President’s charity tractor run, this Sunday (December 19).

The fantastic event will raise money for Wales Air Ambulance and Macmillan Cancer Support. The illuminated tractors will meet at Brecon Market from 3:30pm ready for judging at 4pm. Unfortunately, spectators are not allowed at the market.

Club Secretary Sian Healey said: “We know how important the Wales Air Ambulance is to our rural communities and the work of the Macmillan Cancer Support.  

“Dan Lydiate will be in attendance to judge the Best Decorated Tractor and Best Dressed Driver with prizes given by Wynnstay.” 

Santa and his elves will have collection buckets both on route and at the finish at Morrisons car park in Brecon to collect funds for the two charities. 

The route and approximate timings are as follows:

Leave Brecon Market - 4:15pm

Brynich roundabout - 4:25pm

Groesffordd - 4:30 pm

Troedyrhan - 4:35pm

Hills (Bishops Meadow) - 4:40pm

Llandew - 4:45pm

Garthbrengy - 5:00pm

Llandefaelog - 5:10pm

Cradoc - 5:20pm

Battle - 5:25pm

Pontfaen - 5:30pm

Merthyr Cynog - 5:40pm

Upper Chapel - 5:55 pm

Lower Chapel - 6:10pm

Pwllgloyw - 6:15pm

Morrison’s Car Park – 6:30pm

The mayor of Brecon John Powell will also be in attendance and will be giving all drivers mince pies.

The club is holding a raffle, which will be drawn at the end of the tractor run, with some great raffle prizes including Christmas hampers. Raffle tickets can be purchased from any of the members.  

Helen Pruett, Wales Air Ambulance community fundraiser, said: “A huge thank you to Pontfaen YFC who are raising funds for two important charities during their illuminated charity tractor run. The fundraiser sounds like a wonderful event for all ages, and we hope many people come out and show their support to all the drivers taking part. Events like these help the Charity to be there for the people of Wales when they need us the most.”