A family who have raised over €220,000 in tractor runs for charity, have had some of their machinery stolen.
The family have been raising money over recent years for the Southern Area Hospice, as well as the NI Children’s Hospice. They have raised so far, through a yearly tractor run, well over €220,000 for the charities. The Livingstones have organised five tractor runs in total, equating to €45,000 a run.
But it seems thieves have no regard for charity, as the family have had two of their machines stolen from their farm. The farm, located in county Armagh, had a tractor and a fertiliser sower stolen early on Wednesday morning.
The tractor stolen was a John Deere 6210R, while the sower was a Sulky DX40 Econov. They are reported to have been taken, by farminglife.com, from the farm approximately 2.a.m early on Wednesday. The stolen tractor has numerous Livingstone stickers on it, and has the registration UJZ 5092. While the fertiliser sower also has a Livingstone sticker on the back.
The family and local police have appealed to the public for any information on the crime. Anyone with any information is urged to contact local police.