The Embrace Farm Drive to Remember tractor embarked on its journey into Mayo earlier this morning, September 4th, to honour all those who lost their lives to farming tragedies in the past.
The tractor was driven into Mayo earlier this morning, driven by members of Mayo Macra Na Feirme clubs. The team of Mayo Macra members even met up with some of the That'sFarming team, who showed their support to a very worthy cause. They Macra members are also in control of the ThatsFarming Snapchat account for the day and you can follow their progress by simply searching - thatsfarming.
The tractor was donated to the cause by WR Shaw of Tullamore and the tractor began its 32-county trip in Longford, Roscommon and Leitrim on Monday, August 13th.
Mounted upon the tractor will be an eternal light representing those that have lost their lives around the Island of Ireland.
With approximately, 290 lives lost in the last ten years, this represents a farmer killed every 2 weeks across the 32 counties; the tractor will display these stark statistics to remind people to be always aware of the farming environment and to farm safely.
The tractor is also carrying a transport box, filled with wellies of all those who have lost their lives in a farm accident. Embrace FARM is asking all families and neighbours who may have been affected by the loss or serious injury of a relative or friend in a farming accident to place a pair of wellies in the trailer attached to the tractor on the drive.
These wellies will feature at (the Embrace FARM stand) at the Ploughing Championship and represent the feet that once walked the farm.
The Next Destinations -
Next up for the Drive to Remember tractor is a trip around Galway. This will be followed by a trip to Clare on Thursday, September 6th, and then a trip around Limerick, Friday 7th.
- Wednesday 5th September - Galway
- Thursday 6th September - Clare
- Friday 7th September - Limerick
- Saturday 8th September - Kerry
- Sunday 9th September - Cork
- Monday 10th September - Tipperary
- Tuesday 11th September - Waterford
- Wednesday 12th September - Kilkenny
- Thursday 13th September - Laois
- Friday 14th September - Offaly
If you wish to support the cause and the lives it represents, donations are acceptable through Embrace FARM’s website here.
Please contact the Embrace FARM team at 085-7709966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.