A MIXTURE of more than 80 tractors and 4x4s gathered in atrocious weather at Pantycaragle Farm, Beguildy, on Sunday.

Their aim was to support Edward Harris, his family and friends fundraising efforts for Newtown Hospital League of Friends.

This is because Edward spent six months in Newtown Hospital rehabilitating after contracting Guillain-Barré syndrome and he decided to repay their kindness by organising the road run to support the hospital.

The procession of tractors and 4x4s, lead by David Edwards, took in farm tracks and country lanes of Beguildy, Dutlas and Llangunllo.

With the day brighting and the weather drying, the tractors paused to take in views of the Radnor Forest before continuing on their journey to Dolau, Llanbister Road, Knucklas and heading for the dinner stop at the community hall in Llanfair Waterdine.

A spokesman for the tractor run said: “After replenishment, Martin Watkins, who was master of ceremonies, drew the raffle and introduced Edward Harris who made a speech of thanks to the participants and also to the ladies who had cooked and served the dinner. The proceeds of the food and raffle were donated to cancer care charities.”

For the final leg of the tour they returned to Pantycaragle Farm.