The Gwili Jones tractor dealership held a special celebration to mark the firm’s 70th year in business. The family-run dealership, with branches in Peniel, Carmarthenshire, and Lampeter, Ceredigion, also raised a whopping £5,250 for farming charity R.A.B.I; the combined proceeds of a tractor run, auction, raffle and donations.
The tractor run was held at Hafod, Peniel in Carmarthenshire with 151 tractors taking part. Guests enjoyed a hog roast after the run and were also entertained by Côr Tonic. A raffle and auction on the day boosted funds further, with a commemorative model tractor, kindly donated by Huw Jones, selling for £420 in the auction. Other auction lots included a Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 jacket, a toy ride-on tractor with trailer, and a G&T experience day.
R.A.B.I chairman Malcolm Thomas attended the tractor run to personally thank Gwili Jones directors and staff for choosing to support R.A.B.I at their milestone celebration. Malcolm said: “Not only did they raise a great deal of money for us, but the event also generated awareness relating to our work helping farming families in hardship.”
Sian Davies, from Gwili Jones, added: “We are pleased so many people came to our celebration. The farming community has supported us throughout the years and we wanted to give something back to them. We’re very proud to have raised a significant sum of money for R.A.B.I.”
Linda Jones, R.A.B.I regional manager for Wales, added: “It was a very successful event and I would like to thank everyone involved for their generosity. Our volunteers in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion are hugely appreciative.”
Pictured above are (left to right) R.A.B.I chairman Malcolm Thomas, Ceredigion chair Frances Jones, Nigel and Sian Davies from Gwili Tractors, and joint Carmarthenshire chairs Noel and Maifis Morgan.