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Thursday 17 April 2014

Charity event is a cut above

Lawnmower run raises €2,110

IT'S NOT often you see the sight of 50 ride-on lawnmowers heading round a field in Stamullen -- although you certainly would have the grass cut in double quick time -- but this was all in the name of a good cause.

The whacky event was organised last year by local woman Frances Ryan, with proceeds going to St Mary's Special School in Navan.

'We have just presented them with a cheque for an amazing €2,110 from the event, which was one of the best days any of us has had in years,' says Frances, whose which her son Darragh ( 7) attends the school.

' There was a fantastic atmosphere on the day, and it was some sight to see 50 ride-on mowers coming down the lane to our house to take part.'

Frances' two daughters Sarah (13) and Niamh (11) helped organise the day, and after the fun race, over 100 people packed into their kitchen for tea and buns.

' The school and the rehab centre at the Meadows do amazing work, and they look after families from Stamullen, Balbriggan, Duleek, Drogheda and Dundalk as well, so we had people from all over come and join in the fun,' she adds.

' The generosity from people was brilliant, with spot prizes from so many businesses, especially in Drogheda, and I also want to thank the boys from Kennedy's motorcycle shop in Dyer Street who helped marshal the mowers.'

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