The Association of Farm Contractors in Ireland (FCI), the national association representing Agricultural/Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland, has presented €12,000 to six charities following the success the Annual Charity BBQ & Auction.
The event was held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Farrelly’s Yard, Kieran, Carnaross, Kells, Co. Meath, read more here. The event was hosted by contractors and brothers, Patrick, Peter and Michael Farrelly, which this year included the Mickey Farrelly Tractor Run, in memory of their late father, who began a farm contractor business from his farm more than 40 years ago. The event was supported by a large number of food suppliers who made generous donations to ensure that the large attendance enjoyed a great day out with top quality food and entertainment.
The proceeds from the FCI Charity BBQ, Auction and Tractor Run totalled €12,000 for a number of charities that the event was supporting.
These charities included Meath Palliative Care (€3,500), Save our Sons & Daughters (SOSAD) (€2,000), Support Organisation for Trisomy (SOFT) (€2,000), Order of Malta, Kells (€1,000), and Swords (€1,500), and Carnaross Community First Responders (€2,000). The cheques were presented at a celebratory function held at Killian’s Lodge Hotel, Mullagh, Co Meath, at the weekend.
Peter Farrelly, General Secretary, Association of Farm Contractors in Ireland (FCI), who took on the responsibility to stage the event, in association with his brothers Patrick and Michael, spoke of hs gratitude to all those who helped out.
“We are indebted to all of the generous food suppliers who supported us in staging the 2018 FCI Charity BBQ. We also thank the contributions from huge attendance which have provided us with the opportunity to support so many worthwhile charities.” He said.
“To date, the FCI Annual Charity BBQ and Auctions have raised over €115,000 for many local and national charities,” he added.