On Friday night, October 10th an ad-hoc committee presented the impressive total of €4,000 to Liam Twomey, principal of St. Francis Special School attached to St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort.
The sum was raised by the participants of the third annual Paudie Fitzmaurice Tractor and Vintage Run which set off on its route from Brosna to Castleisland on Sunday, September 28th last.
A clearly impressed and sincerely thankful Mr. Twomey accepted the cheque at Kearney’s Bar, Castleisland.
There, he told the gathering that the thanks he was expressing was on behalf of the students, staff at everyone involved with the school.
Mr. Twomey also thanked all the drivers and people associated with ‘The Run’ for their efforts.
He spoke of the ongoing building work on the new classrooms and all the other projects being undertaken to improve the facilities at the school. He then invited anyone associated with the venture to come and see exactly how the money they raised was being put to work for the benefit of all those at the school in Beaufort.
“On behalf of the ad-hoc organising committee of the Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run, Paudie’s family in Castleisland and Brosna and the parents and children involved with St. Francis Special School, we would like to once again say thank you all the tractors, car and motor bike drivers who turned out to make this year’s Tractor Run such a success,” said a spokesman for the event.