This year’s JJ McHugh Memorial Tractor Run drew crowds from all corners of the Heather County, with a record number of entrants on Easter Monday.
The event is staged on an annual basis for JJ McHugh, Cahir, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo who died tragically following a road-traffic accident in 2012. The McHugh family are renowned for their multi-prize winning Charolais herd which is managed under the ‘Rivergloir’ prefix by Jarlath; Margaret and family.
The family presented a cheque to the value of €4,810 to Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation at a presentation night on Saturday, following the tractor run.
A statement released by the charity on their Facebook page read “This tractor run has raised nearly €10,000 in a year which is just amazing! What an incredible family, who despite the tragic loss of their son and brother JJ, manage to raise vital funds for our Palliative Care Service!”
Photo: Facebook page of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation.