A tractor run in aid of the suicide prevention charity, SOSAD, has been organized by Ramor Macra in Bailieborough Co. Cavan.
The tractor run will take place on Friday the 20th of April and will see five brand-new tractors departing the Virginia Show Centre at 10am. The destination is the Springhill Court Hotel in Kilkenny City for the upcoming Mr. Personality contest.
The group of tractor enthusiasts will then make the return journey home along the same route, in their tractors capable of hitting 50km/hr, the following day with the departure time set at 1pm. The fundraising event will be accepting donations through the medium of sponsorship only, with al donations going to SOSAD in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan.
One of the men behind the wheel will be Mr Personality nominated James Conway, who is the recently chosen Secretary of the Macra club.
“We are hoping to raise much-needed funds for our local SOSAD office, which was recently set up in Bailieborough. It is now opened one day a week, but we would love to raise enough to have it opened one more day each week, to help those who suffer with depression and have dealt with suicide,”, Secretary James Conway told ThatsFarming.
The route the tractors will take is as follows:
- Virginia (10:00am)
- Oldcastle (10:20am)
- Castlepollard (10:50am)
- Mullingar (11:20am)
- Tyrellspass (12:00pm)
- Kilbeggan (12:20pm)
- Tullamore (12:50pm Pit Stop for 30 min)
- Mountmellick (14:20pm)
- Portlaoise (14:50pm)
- Abbeyleix (15:20pm)
- Durrow (15:40pm)
- Ballyragget (16:00pm)
- Kilkenny City (16:50pm)
These vehicles have been sponsored by the following five local tractor dealerships:
- Valtra: Clarke Machinery Group, New Inns, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan
- Massey Ferguson: Martins Garage, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
- Case IH: Mid-Louth Garages, Ardee, Co. Louth
- New Holland: WR Shaw, Burlington Business Park, Clara Rd, Srah, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
- John Deere: Meath Farm Machinery, Poles, Co. Cavan & Kilberry, Navan, Co. Meath