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Thursday 20 September 2018

Tractor Run raises €13,000

Castle Vintage Club present a cheque for€13,050 to Yvonne Boland of the The Friends of St Luke’s, the proceeds of their Tractor Run to Donegal
Castle Vintage Club present a cheque for€13,050 to Yvonne Boland of the The Friends of St Luke’s, the proceeds of their Tractor Run to Donegal

Anna Hayes

Members of Castle Vintage Club, which is based in and around Taghmon, presented a cheque for €13,050 to The Friends of St Luke's Hospital, proceeds of a Tractor Run to Donegal.

Almost 40 tractor enthusiasts took to the road on the May Bank Holiday weekend with the aim of raising much needed cash for the hospital.

The group drove to Portaoise on the first day, to Carrick-on-Shannon the second day, and topped off the 380 km journey, reaching Donegal on the third day.

Club volunteers collected in various locations along the way.

Over the years, the club has raised massive amounts of money for various charities.

In the 12 years since the club was founded, approximately €300,000 has been donated to different causes.

The club will hold their annual barbecue on July 7 in Rochford's in Camross, starting at 9.30 p.m. There will be live music and great food on offer. All are welcome.

Gorey Guardian

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