A vacationer from the Midlands This year, the DPJ Foundation offered one lucky winner an incredible raffle prize, a vintage Fordson Super Dexta tractor.
Over the summer the tractor traveled to a number of shows including the Royal Welsh Show, Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show and the Pembrokeshire County Show.
The raffle was drawn at Carmarthen Livestock Market and the lucky winner was Mark Doughty from Stratford-upon-Avon who bought his winning ticket (number 01529) to The Gower Show while on holiday in the area.
Although he is not a farmer, Mark was delighted to hear the news.
He said: “What incredibly exciting news. This caused a huge stir among our family and friends, as you can imagine!
“I hope the raffle was a success and raised a good amount of money for DPJ, which seems like a great cause.”
Kate Miles, Charity Manager of the DPJ Foundation, said: “We would like to congratulate Mark on winning this beautiful little tractor. We would also like to thank everyone who purchased a ticket over the summer and say a big thank you to all the sponsors – FM Caine & Sons, Harlech Foodservice, Agri Advisor, NFU Mutual Crymych, Fishguard and Narberth, Noble Foods Ltd, TBS Skip Hire & Recycling, Trevayne Farm Caravan & Camping, Llaeth Y Llan and Signspeed. Without their support, we would not have been able to organize this competition.
“The raffle is a great fundraiser for us, but it also attracts people of all ages to our exhibit booth, which raises awareness.
“This summer we had conversations with people that we otherwise wouldn’t have had because they wanted to see the tractor.
“Thank you to everyone who supported this raffle by helping transport the tractor, buying a ticket or sponsoring us, the money will go to help us continue to support mental health in agriculture in our rural communities across the country. of Wales.”
If you feel you need help or want to talk to someone, the DYP Helpline is open 24/7 and is completely confidential. Call 0800 587 4262 or text (only) 07860 048799.
To celebrate another year of working with Welsh farmers to improve mental health and wellbeing, the DPJ Foundation is hosting two Winter Balls, one in South Wales held over the weekend. end at the Wolfscastle Hotel, Haverfordwest, and the other in North Wales at the Woodlands Hall Hotel, Pwllheli.
Visit the Fondation DPJ website to find out more.