The Pontfaen YFC Illuminated Charity Tractor and 4x4 Run will take place on Thursday, December 21.

The much-anticipated event will begin at Brecon Market at 5:15pm (tractors to meet from 5pm) where the judging will take place, before departing at 5.45pm.

The run will conclude at Brecon High School at 8:15pm.

Scarlets and Wales prop Wyn Jones will be in attendance to judge the Best Decorated Tractor and Best Dressed Driver, with £100 vouchers given by Wynnstay on offer.

Wynn Jones will be judging this year's event
Wynn Jones will be judging this year's event (Image supplied)

Over the past two years, the tractor runs have been remarkable successes, raising funds for charitable causes close to the hearts of local people.

In 2021, the event raised £4,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Wales Air Ambulance, and in 2022, more than £5,000 was donated to The DPJ Foundation and Wales Air Ambulance.

The illuminated tractors and 4x4s leaving Brecon Market to embark on the run last year

This year, Pontfaen YFC aims to support Prostate Cancer and Velindre Cancer Centre - two critical organisations working tirelessly to combat cancer. Prostate cancer claims 11,000 lives annually in the UK, with 32,000 new cases diagnosed. 100 per cent of the donations raised in support of Velindre Cancer Charity are invested back into Velindre Cancer Centre and its community services.

Here are the approximate timings for the event:

5:45pm: Leave Brecon Market (no public at the Market please)

5:55pm: Brynich Roundabout

6pm: Groesffordd

6:05pm: Troedyrhan

6:15pm: Bishops Meadow

Tractors will turn right up Priory Hill (Cathedral Pitch)

6:30pm: Cradoc

6:35pm: Battle

6:45pm Pontfaen

7pm: Merthyr Cynog

7:20pm: Upper Chapel

7:40pm: Lower Chapel

7:50pm: Pwllgloyw

Tractors will turn right at the bottom of Priory Hill (Cathedral Pitch) and drive through town. The convoy will turn left on to Free Street (Market Tavern Road) and head straight over the traffic lights up the hill.

8:15pm: Brecon High School Car Park

The run will finish at Brecon High School Car Park, where Father Christmas and his elves will be giving all children gifts. Come and join in with the festive activities with a glass of mulled wine and mince pies, followed by some Christmas carols.

The evening will end with the Christmas raffle with some great prizes including: weekend stay at ‘The Box’ Cabin, signed Welsh rugby shirt by the Rugby World Cup team, Sunday lunch for six given by The Wheelwright Arms, Christmas hampers, £50 Venison Centre voucher, bottles, chocolates and lots more. 

Draw tickets can be purchased from all members, Brecon Market Cafe, Young’s of Brecon, Strand Cafe, Builth Wells and The Greyhound Hotel, 

This year businesses have had the opportunity to sponsor the event with a donation of £50 or more which will be going to the charities and the club is purchasing signs with their logo to be fitted to the tractors taking part. There is still time for your business to be a part of this by emailing your details to: