A MAN has travelled 250 miles on the back of a tractor in memory of his father-in-law.

On June 29, Arwyn Williams started his Charity Vintage Tractor Run from Pembrokeshire to Shropshire.

He was waved off on his journey after a launch event at Pembrokeshire College in Haverfordwest, where 12 tractors gathered to wish Arwyn luck.

They had a handmade hat competition with a vote to see which hat Arwyn wore.

Also they had a best turned out tractor competition before starting the epic journey at 9:30am.

This raised £250 before they even set off.

Arwyn drove Roger the tractor (an unrestored 1956 International B250) which only does 12mph.

He had many supporters along the way, some of which joined in their tractors.

The event had coverage on air and online with BBC Radio Cymru, S4C and Radio Pembrokeshire.

Princes Gate Cool Water supplied cold water to keep the drivers hydrated too.

Arwyn had organised this event in aid of Paul Sartori Hospice at Home and The Lingen Davies Cancer Fund in Shropshire, in memory of his father in-law.

He raised £1,700.00 for Paul Sartori.

“This fantastic event bought many communities out to wish them luck on their journey,” said Sandra Dade, Charity Manager, Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

“I am overwhelmed with the amount raised by Arwyn and the team, I wish them every success with their future events,” she added.

The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.

The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service enable people in the later stages of any life limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear if that is their wish.

Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the kind generosity of the Pembrokeshire Community.

Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting their website paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.