Uwchaled Young Farmers Club not only put a smile on the faces of little ones over the festive period but they did it by raising a fantastic £1,200 for a lifesaving Charity.

The club, based in Cerrigydrudion, organised a Santa tour where they decorated a tractor and trailer which visited local villages surrounding Cerrigydrudion.

The successful event was also a way to bring the members back together in an outdoor situation following previous covid restrictions.

A delighted Sion Williams, club leader said: “The response we had was great and Santa and the members were very surprised to see so many that turned out to see Santa. The children were very excited to see Santa and the decorated tractor. 

“The members of Uwchaled Young Farmers wanted to put a smile on people’s faces after a long time in lockdown with Covid.”

Wales Air Ambulance offers advanced critical care and is often described as a ‘Flying ED’. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world. They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia, and undertake emergency operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care.

Now operational 24/7, the Charity needs to raise £8 million every year to keep the helicopters flying.

Debra Sima, Wales Air Ambulance’s Community fundraiser, said: “A huge thank you to Uwchaled Young Farmers Club who not only held a fantastic event for locals, but they raised an incredible £1,200 for our lifesaving Charity. Donations like this one helps us be there for the people of Wales when they need us most. Thank you to everyone who organised the Santa tour and to everyone who donated to the fundraiser. Your donation is really appreciated.”