A charity tractor run and DYNO testing day will take place this Saturday, 24 August, in Co Donegal. The run is being organised by Donegal IFA in a major fundraising campaign in aid of Cancer Care West.
The runs kick off at 1pm and will follow a 20-mile route around east Donegal. Registration is open for participants from 11am onwards at Garshooey, Newtowncunningham (F93 ET89).
The organising committee are calling on farmers and the business community around the northwest to show their support for the campaign.
Cost of entry into the tractor run is €20. Farmers also have the option to avail of a DYNO testing service for their tractor for an additional €30 which is supplied through Cowan Tractors. A barbecue is planned to take place after the run.
Donegal IFA has organised three events which will take place over the coming months as part of the fundraising campaign.
The tractor run and DYNO day followed by barbecue will take place this Saturday 24 August on the farm of Peter Lynch, Co Donegal.
On Friday 20 September, Donegal IFA will hold a charity auction for donated livestock (cattle and sheep) in Ballybofey/Stranorlar mart.
The final event consists of a buffet and auction of other donated goods and services and will be held on Friday 18 October in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.
The tractor run and DYNO day takes place this Saturday 24 August in Co Donegal.
Cancer Care West
All funds raised from the campaign are going directly to Cancer Care West. The charity provides professional, community-based practical and emotional support services, free of charge, to those affected by cancer.
Speaking to the Irish Farmers Journal, Donegal IFA county chair Brendan McLaughlin explained how the campaign was a key opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the important work the charity undertakes with Donegal cancer patients.
“Cancer has affected many families around Donegal and this is our chance to highlight and contribute to the work undertaken by the charity,” he explained.
The charity livestock auction takes place on Friday 20 September in Ballybofey/Stranorlar Mart.
Donegal IFA has called on farmers to support the cause and is now in the process of securing livestock for the auction.
“If farmers are in a position to donate livestock for the auction, that is greatly welcomed, but farmers can also show their support by purchasing these donated livestock at the auction,” explains committee member and tillage farmer Peter Lynch.
The committee will also be calling on local agribusinesses in the county and further afield to show their support by donating products and services for the second auction.
For more information, contact committee chair Michael Chance on 086 803 1858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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