July 30, 2007

Llandyrnog Annual Tractor Run & Historical Village Walk

Its that time again! The Llandyrnog Tractor Run and Historical Village Walk will be held on the 26th August in aid of two good causes St Kentigerns Hospice and the Welsh Air Ambulance.

Local politician and organiser Mark Young said “The Welsh Air Ambulance has been included alongside St Kentigerns due to their dramatic rescue in January this year of David Murfitt who fell from his horse whilst attempting a jump near the White House in Llandyrnog.” Mr Murfitt sustained multiple injuries, breaking both legs in the accident. He needed 4 operations and the skills of one of North Wales’s best trauma surgeons to get him back on his feet.

Entry for the Tractor run is just £10 and takes in breathtaking views from the Vale of Clwyd mountain range. Vintage, Classic and Modern Tractors of any type are all welcome. The best turned out tractor, best working tractor and a special “Supreme Champion Tractor” will all receive a prize. The meet will be on the Green in Llandyrnog next to the Kinmell Arms pub at 12:00. Tractors will set off for the run at 12:30. For those not driving there is also a guided walk which will take in the local history of the village, lead by local history man Mr Bryn Davies.

David Murfitt appealed for people to go along and lend their support to both these important charities. Commenting on the Air Ambulance he said “I was shocked to realise that the service relies solely on donations to operate, yet for many people in the Welsh countryside it is critical to getting them the urgent assistance they need. Forget the Automobile Association, its the Air Ambulance that really is the 4th Emergency Service.”

Food and Drink will be available and everyone is welcome.

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