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200 Tractors Expected To Take Part In Offaly Fundraiser

The 7th annual tractor tun is taking place to raise vital funds for some of Ireland’s sickest children.

Up to 200 tractors are expected to take part in a convoy in Offaly on Sunday. 

The 7th annual Bracknagh Tractor Run is taking place to raise vital funds for some of Ireland’s sickest children.

In 2013 the first event raised €2,500 with 35 vehicles taking par and last year it generated €15,500 with 185 vehicles involved.

The run will leave the village at 12 noon and drive a 20km route finishing back in Bracknagh for the afternoon festivities - including face painting and wellie throwing.

“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.”

Eugene says the event has been growing from strength to strength:

 

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