Thousands of pounds was raised at the sixth Welsh National Tractor Road Run held in Llanidloes.

Two charities received their share of £3,000 at a presentation evening which was attended by the co-founder of the Welsh National Tractor Run (WNTRR) John Bates and the Mayor of Llanidloes, Cllr Janet Crisp.

Andrew Thomas, the route plotter of this year’s road run, presented a cheque for £1,500 to Mori Edwards for Cancer Research Wales, and fellow route plotter Raymond Rees presented Lindy Jones with a £1,500 cheque for the Llanidloes Hospital League of Friends, Palliative Care Unit.

The WNTRR wishes to thank all participants, land owners and marshals as well as the generosity of the onlookers who gave donations.

In June, 252 tractors toured a 30-mile route around the communities of Glan y Nant, Clywedog, Cwmbiga, Llwynygog, Staylittle, Llawr y Glyn, Trefeglwys, Bwlch Y Gle before returning to Llanidloes.

The Run which moves around the counties of Wales, took place in Llanidloes in June, when tractors from all over Wales, the border counties and as far afield as Southampton, Hampshire, Nottinghamshire and Lancashire descended on the market town.

Preparations are already underway for next year’s event which will take place on Sunday, June 2, at Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire.