Trac­tor run honours grandad

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS -

A TRAC­TOR run was or­gan­ised on July 21 in mem­ory of Kid­welly Trac­tor Club mem­ber Roy Evans, who died in Jan­uary.

The aim of the event was to re­mem­ber Roy and to raise money for Prostate Cymru. The 25mile run started at Peny­bont Fields, in Trim­saran, and trav­elled to Llandy­faelog, Myny­d­dy­gar­reg, Pon­tantwn, Fer­ry­side, Kid­welly and Pinged, both on and off road.

More than 30 trac­tors took part and many more peo­ple came to sup­port and to see the dis­play of vin­tage ma­chin­ery put on by Phil Young.

The to­tal raised was £800, which will all go to Prostate Cymru, a char­ity ded­i­cated to fight prostate can­cer, procur­ing equip­ment and rais­ing aware­ness of the dis­ease.

A spokesman for the event said: “Roy’s fam­ily would like to give a heart­felt thank you to every­body who made a do­na­tion and sup­ported the event in any way; to Mike Evans from Kid­welly Trac­tor Club for or­gan­is­ing the event; and to Phillip Young for host­ing the event at his farm.

“We are ex­cep­tion­ally happy with the amount of money raised and are over­whelmed by the sup­port re­ceived from fam­ily, friends and lo­cal peo­ple.

Roy’s three grand­chil­dren, Sof­fia, Dafydd and Trys­tan get­ting into the spirit of the event on the lit­tle Kubota.

Geraint Kemp en­joy­ing the run on Roy’s beloved Fergie.

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