Tractors pull in an amazing £8,200 to celebrate nursery's 10th birthday

A convoy of tractors descended upon the Ards Peninsula to take part in a charity tractor pull at Tony Bell's farm in Kirkubbin to help raise funds for CLIC Sargent and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Tractors pull in an amazing £8,200 to celebrate nursery's 10th birthday

Kubby Nursery in Kirkubbin is celebrating its 10th birthday - and to mark the special occasion staff planned six months of fundraising, including the tractor pull, all to help children, young people and adults with cancer. 

A great event

Participants had travelled from as far as County Carlow, Katesbridge, Loughlinisland and Cork to attend the event which raised an amazing £4,100. This was matched by Santander – making the grand total £8,200.

The crowd enjoyed live entertainment from girl band Second Nature and Belfast band Grass Roots, while the children were kept busy on the bouncy castles and slides.

Many local volunteers and businesses came forward to help, along with the nursery staff, to make the day truly enjoyable for all.

Kubby Nursery owner Tony Bell said: "We had a great family day here in Kircubbin and we truly appreciate all the help, donations and support that we received from family and friends to make the event so enjoyable.

"We have decided to make this an annual event for CLIC Sargent and Macmillan Cancer Support."

Where will the money go?

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Fiona McCann said: "A huge thank you to Tony, Kubby Nursery and Santander for all your amazing, hard work in raising an incredible amount of money.

"All the money raised in aid of CLIC Sargent will go towards the provision of support and Homes from Home for children and young people with cancer. Our core support includes CLIC Sargent Social Workers, grants, holidays and information services."

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event to raise money for children and young people with cancer and their families, please contact the Belfast Fundraising team on 02890 725 780 or email: careni@clicsargent.org.uk.

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