Annual tractor pull pulls in £2,200

For the second consecutive year, Tony Bell organised a tractor pull on his farm in Kircubbin to raise funds for children and young people with cancer, and their families. 

Annual tractor pull pulls in £2,200

The event

On a sunny March day the Leinster Anchor Tractor Pulling team set off to the Ards Peninsula, County Down. Four hours later they arrived at Tony Bell's farm for the 2016 Annual Tractor Pull.

Standing tall and proud against their tractors, farmers from all over Ireland competed to be crowned champions in three separate categories.

The 'sleigh' is connected to the back off the tractor and the farmer is measured on how far he can pull the sleigh on a 100 metre track on the field. The winners walked away with cups donated in memory of three people from the farming community who were at the event last year. 

The tractors gleamed under the sunlight, and the farmers and crowd enjoyed homemade sandwiches, tea and coffee served by CLIC Sargent volunteers, while the children were kept busy on the bouncy castles and had tasty snacks provided by our corporate partner Lidl Northern Ireland.

Thank you

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Fiona McCann said: "It was great to see the vast array of tractors that had arrived from all over Ireland and to hear that the farmers now look forward to the event every year and are pleased to be supporting CLIC Sargent. 

"A huge thank you to Tony, the farmers, the volunteers, Lidl Northern Ireland and the local community for making a difference."

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 CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Fiona McCann on 02890 725 780 or email: fiona.mccann@clicsargent.org.uk.

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