A group of transition year students from St Kieran’s college in Kilkenny have organised a truck and tractor run for charity, set to take place this coming Sunday, January 20th.
“The event is being organised by a group of transition year students in St. Kieran’s College.” Senan Forristal one of the organisers informed That’sFarming.
This marks the second year of the event and trucks and tractors of all shapes and sizes are more than welcome to attend. Registration will take place from 12:30pm on the day (Sunday January 20th) at Cillín Hill, from where the run will commence.
"This is the second year of the tractor run. The idea was the brainchild of a group of last year's TY students." Senan explained.
"Myself and five others decided to make the Truck & Tractor Run an annual event, by organising it this year. While last year's run was a great success, and a huge amount of money was made, we are striving to make this year's event even better." he continued
The run will officially begin at 1:30 on the day and will depart from Cillín Hill on the Dublin road, making its way around the city. Following the run, there will be entertainment for all of the family, such as a raffle, music and refreshments sponsored by Langtons.
"We hope to have a good number of vintage tractors attending." Senan noted.
"We are set to have a huge raffle, with many tickets already bought. We have a wonderful array of prizes, all kindly donated by local businesses. Examples are: John Deere overalls, McCormack overalls, a Connolly's Red Mills jacket, a Farm Relief Service sleeveless jacket, Red Mills "engage" dog food, numerous alcoholic drinks and other miscellaneous items." Senan said.
Charitable efforts -
As mentioned, this is the second-ever truck run organised by students at St Kieran’s College in Killkenny, with last year’s escapades going down a treat with locals.
This year’s event is being held in aid of Cois Nore Cancer Support in Kilkenny. The team of Cois Nore are based at Walkin street in Kilkenny and they provide a range of support services to those suffering from cancer. This includes one-on-one services such as counseling, reflexology and Massages, while they also offer group therapies in the shape of Yoga, Expressive Arts Therapy, Fatigue management, Strides for Life, Lymphoedema and Mindfulness.
"Cois Nore was suggested to us for our charity by a member of staff in St. Kieran's. Cois Nore does great work for those battling cancer in the area." said the student.
"Cois Nore provides vital supports to those diagnosed with cancer, providing counseling, and many other services." he added.
The team of Cois Nore will receive any monies raised as part of this year’s tractor and truck run, which will be used to ensure the continued provision of these vital services. Get further information on Cois Nore or donate via the official website here.
"We are hoping to raise a significant amount of money from this event. The money will go towards assisting with the day to day expenses of Cois Nore cancer support." Senan told Kevin of That'sFarming.
"Come and enjoy a great family day out to support a good cause and don't forget to bring your tractor or truck" Senan urged.