Vintage tractor owners in Killavullen and surrounding areas have an outstanding record of raising funds for Marymount Hospice. This year’s ‘run’ was held on Sunday, 17th September. According to one of the organisers, Tim O’Sullivan, the event was very well supported.
“We were very lucky with the weather and there was a great turn out of tractors. We got fantastic support and we’re delighted to be handing over a cheque for €7,600 here in The Haven, tonight,” Tim told The Avondhu.
Marymount was represented by Billy Emery. Addressing tractor drivers and their supporters, Mr Emery said the goodwill and generosity of the Killavullen vintage tractor group was really appreciated.
“This is a brilliant sum of money and will be put to very good use, I’m very impressed with the level of plannning and organisation that goes in to this event,” Mr Emery stated.
WARM WELCOME FOR EVERYONE IN THE HAVEN
The Haven Bar is the last remaining pub in Killavullen. It’s an important focal point for locals and everyone who attended the cheque presentation ceremony was well looked after.
CONTRIBUTION TO KILLAVULLEN CC
The vintage group also made a presentation to Catherine Thornhill, who accepted on behalf of Killavullen Community Council. Catherine said the community council were extremely grateful to the vintage volunteers for their donation.