Karen Elliffe is set to hand over the W.R. Shaw Queen of the Land crown next month.
The Westmeath-based drystock farmer and University of Limerick Equine Science graduate is planning to end her reign on a high note.
“It’s been a whirlwind and I have had the opportunity to do crazy things that I would never have dreamed to do before now,” Karen said.
The leading Agricultural ambassador has organised Muck-in Macra Queen challenge and is looking forward to the challenge at the end of the month.
Karen is raising funds for The Irish Kidney Association, Irish Cancer Society and aims to raise awareness of the importance of carrying an Organ Donor card.
The two charities have been selected for personal reasons.
“I am trying to do my best to give back to charities that I am closely linked to.” Karen said.
In 2012, Karen was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency genetic condition and a number of her family members in the past have been touched by cancer.
October Mud Fest in Longford
Karen will take on the October Mudfest challenge in Ballinalee, Co. Longford on 28th October.
“It’s going to be my last time wearing that sash. I don’t think it has ever been done that way before. The other queens have looked after the sash a lot better than I have.” Karen laughed.
Donations can be made here.