the ‘Iron horses’ were on show in Porthcawl during charity run – Glamorgan Gem

Friday, 22 January 2016

By GEM Community Correspondent

in Local People

What do you do on a cold, wet, foggy January morning? Do you get up at the crack of dawn, start your tractor, or 4×4 up and go for a drive?

Well, that is what members and friends of the Glamorgan Iron Horse Vintage Society did on Sunday (January 17).

They assembled at Cwm Risca Farm, Tondu, courtesy of the Anthony family and then headed off to Porthcawl for a break at Salt Lake car park.

Thanks also go to the Evans family, Coney Beach.

Porthcawl RNLI came along with their tractors which generated a lot of interest.

Then it was time to head out around the promenade and off to Bridgend.

The purpose of the run was to raise much needed funds for two very worthwhile charities – Wales Air Ambulance’ and Velindre.

About 35 tractors, vintage, classic, modern and 4x4s took part and raised a total of £750.

Chairman Mr Richard Rees said: “Despite the weather, it turned out to be a very worthwhile event raising valuable funds for our chosen charities. I must express my thanks to all concerned, drivers, our hosts, the backroom boys and girls and, of course, the people who donated.

“It is not the easiest type of event to organise, careful consideration must be given to the route and other road users. When I saw the fog in the morning, I wondered if we might have to cancel.”


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