A CHARITY tractor run near Malpas has been hailed as a success by its organisers.

The Malpas Charity Tractor Road Run took place on Sunday, April 16 and its organisers will donate the money raised to Wrexham-based mental health charity Pwrpas MENtal Health Matters.

The route started at Corbett's Yard and there were more than 90 tractors taking part, much to the delight of event organiser, Jane Mullock.


She said: "It was great, we have had that number before.

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"They had quite a lot of spectators when they went through the different villages which was nice.

"Even though the weather was bad we had quite a lot of people who came down to Corbett's Yard before people set off, which was quite nice."

Jane added: "We just like to thank all the people who have supported us once again this year and everyone who took part."

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The tractors set off from Corbett's Yard at 10am and passed through a number of villages including Farndon before finishing in Threapwood at 2.30pm.

There were many reasons why Pwrpas MENtal Health Matters was chosen and Jane spoke about it being a stigma in farming communities.

She said: "There is a very high rate of suicide among farmers. They spend a hell of a lot of time on their own. Many will not ask for help.

"We hope to make people aware that there is help there for people who might need it."

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Currently, money is being counted to reach a total figure, but Jane is pleased with the support shown through donations.

She said: "It has brilliant. We set up a JustGiving page this year which we have never done before. I think we raised about £470 on that.

"It was well worth doing. We had a couple of generous donations from companies. We made about £460 on the raffle as well.

"We are really happy with the amount we have raised."

There were a number of prizes people were able to pick up through the raffle.

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Jane added: "The main prize was an impact drill.

"We had lots of waistcoats donated from different companies.

"There were a lot of vouchers for different eateries in the area.

"We also had beer and wine."

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