Around 70 tractors did not allow the dismal, rainy conditions to hamper their journey across south Cumbria on Saturday.

The Furness and District Tractor Run hosted its Santa Special in aid of St Mary's Hospice based in Ulverston.

Having been postponed the Saturday previous because of the snow, the drivers and volunteers battled through the rain to put on the show.

Karen Higgs, one of the organisers of the tractor run, said: "It certainly was a fantastic night.

"Especially considering the weather, the drivers and supporters pulled it out of the bag."

The Mail: The tractors making their way though the areaThe tractors making their way though the area (Image: Furness and District Tractor Run)

Back in September the event raised £11,641.80 for the local hospice, and those involved will be optimistic that a similar sum can be reached after Saturday's offering.

The Santa Special covered 27 miles from its start point in Ulverston, initially travelling through the town centre before reaching Croftlands, Birkrigg Common, and Little and Great Urswick.

One half of the organising duo, Karen was ably assisted by Alan Irving with the two of them having run the event since 2019.

Alan added: "We have drivers who come up to us and ask whether they can take part because they've got connections to the hospice - everyone seems to have a friend or family member who were cared for by St Mary's.

"The best thing about it is that we're local people working as a local community for a local charity, which means that people know where their money is going."

The Mail: The event was done in aid of St Mary's HospiceThe event was done in aid of St Mary's Hospice (Image: Furness and District Tractor Run)

Making their way through Dalton, Barrow, Askam and Kirkby-in-Furness, the tractors made their final stops at the Grizebeck Community Hall and the Greyhound Inn.

Richard Cogger, area fundraising manager for St Mary’s Hospice, previously detailed how vital the money will be for the charity.

The Mail: The rain was not enough to dampen spiritsThe rain was not enough to dampen spirits (Image: Furness and District Tractor Run)

"Our services are always free for patients and families but only 21% of our costs are covered by the Government," he said.

"That's why we are always extremely grateful to people in our community, like Alan and Karen, for their support.”

You can still donate here.