Vintage tractor run raises £5,000
Nearly two hundred vintage tractors took part in a ten mile run near Newtownards over country roads, fields and farmyards to raise £5,000 for Action Cancer Belfast and the McDermott Cancer Unit in Ulster Hospital.
David Fowler, a shovel driver from Tarmac’s Craigantlet quarry, helped organise the event, which was also attended by Pierce Kirwan, Craigantlet’s quarry supervisor and the manager of one of our on-site tenants Stoneyford Concrete, Terry Gazzard.
Pierce Kirwan, said: “It was a fantastic event that raised a brilliant amount for two very worthwhile causes.
“We provided hi-vis vests for the run marshals, Tarmac pencils and rubbers for the goody bags which also contained guides to testicular cancer self checks provided by Action Cancer, and vouchers for the raffle.” Craigantlet’s asphalt plant received an internal company award for the most improved Specific Energy Consumption, resulting in three operatives being awarded £25 Argos vouchers, which they also denoted to the raffle. DVDs of the run were sold with proceeds going to the charities.
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2 August 2012