Trac­tor run raises €8,000

Wexford People - - NEWS -

Mem­bers of Cas­tle Vin­tage Club based in Tagh­mon raised more than €8,000 for St. Luke’s Hos­pi­tal can­cer care dur­ing a week­end trac­tor run to Done­gal, bring­ing to ap­prox­i­mately €300,000 the to­tal amount they have col­lected for char­ity dur­ing the 12 years since the club was founded and the an­nual event be­gan.

Eigh­teen vin­tage trac­tors drove 380 kilo­me­tres to Done­gal over three days, stop- ping overnight on Fri­day and Satur­day at Port­laoise and Car­rick-on-Shan­non be­fore rolling into Done­gal town on the Sun­day, with club vol­un­teers col­lect­ing along the way to aug­ment the do­na­tions re­ceived from spon­sor­ship cards.

‘We had sum­mer weather the whole way and we got a great re­cep­tion from ev­ery­one. We had great craic, ’ re­ported club chair­man Pat Mon­aghan.

Over the years, the Cas­tle Vin­tage Club trac­tor run has raised money for nu­mer­ous char­i­ties in­clud­ing Wex­ford Hospice Home­care, the Azheimers So­ci­ety and the Tracey Lawlor Trust.

The club was founded in 2006 and when the first trac­tor run was be­ing or­gan­ised, mem­bers thought they might as well raise money for char­ity while they were at it. ‘It’s nice to go off on a run and it’s nice to come back with a cheque for char­ity’, said Pat.

Mem­bers of the Cas­tle Vin­tage Club pic­tured be­fore set­ting out for Done­gal.

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