A tractor run is being held in Co. Offaly this Sunday (October 6th), to raise vital funds for some of Ireland’s sickest children.
Now in its seventh year, the inaugural Bracknagh Tractor Run attracted thirty-five participants which raised €2,500, respectively.
By 2018, the event had grown enormously raising an incredible €15,500 with 185 vehicles involved.
Organisers are expecting 200 vehicles to take part in this year’s run.
The convoy will leave from Bracknagh at 12 pm and drive a 20km route finishing back in Bracknagh for the afternoon festivities.
“We want everyone to join in and have fun,” said Eugene O’Neill, Bracknagh Tractor Run committee member.
“It’s a real family day so you don’t need to go on the tractor run to enjoy the event. After the tractor run, we have a BBQ, a raffle and live music.”
Eugene will be auctioning off the shirt he wore on The Late Late Show in September when he was awarded AXA Farm Hero 2019.
Eugene was nominated for the competition because of his inspiring work fundraising for Crumlin Hospital.
“It was an honour to win the AXA Farm Hero contest,” said Eugene O’Neill.
“Hopefully we’ll have a lot of people attending the Bracknagh Tractor Run this weekend and will raise a lot of funds to continue helping some of Ireland’s sickest children,” he concluded.
Registration opens at 11 am and costs €20/vehicle.
“Everyone is encouraged to take part and you don’t need to bring a tractor – people bring their lorries, motorbikes and vintage cars.” an organiser explained.