THERE are less than three weeks to go until Penybont YFC return with this year’s After Dark Tractor Run.

The event has become hugely popular after first being held in 2021, and will take place this year on Sunday, December 17, raising money for two charities – the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and the DPJ Foundation.

The event has provided a lot of festive fun in the last two years, with tractors decorated with Christmas lights and baubles. The run this year will start from 4.30pm from Crossgates Primary School.

The previous two editions have raised over £5,000 on each occasion for both charities.

“The MND Association is a charity which is very important to the club and is a charity we want to continue to raise money for so they can continue to support those who need it,” said a club spokesperson.

“Motor Neurone Disease is a rare condition affecting the brain and nerves. Motor Neurone Disease happens when cells in the brain and nerves, called motor neurones, gradually stop working. It's not known why this happens.

“The DPJ Foundation is a charity which is particularly important to us living in a rural area. The foundation supports people in the agricultural sector in Wales with poor mental health.

“The DPJ Foundation educates and informs people about mental health, provides support not only to those dealing with poor mental health, but also their families, friends and colleagues and runs a 24/7 confidential support line called ‘Share the Load’.

“The money raised from our tractor run can help them provide a number of services.”

Tractor entries for this year’s run are £10. For more information check out the Penybont YFC or Penybont YFC Tractor Run 2023 Facebook pages.