The ad-hoc, organising committee of the Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run and its associates have issued a big thank you to all who supported Sunday’s great event in any way.
The late Paudie Fitzmaurice’s family in Castleisland and Brosna; Castleisland Senior Citizens Homes in Riverview and especially the three Ray of Sunshine Foundation volunteers: Hannah Curtin, Martina O’Mahony and Charlie Farrelly would like to say thank you all the tractors owners, vintage car and motor bike drivers who turned out to make this year’s run such a success.
After the weekend of varied, fundraising activities the volunteers have raised a total of €7,100 and they have a whole swarm of individuals and clusters of people to thank for that – and they’ll be doing so over the coming days.
“This is the fourth year of the tractor run and considering all the events – GAA and otherwise taking place the day – it makes the contribution of the men and women who turned up to take on the trip from Brosna, through Castleisland and onto Cordal all the more special,” said spokesman, Danny Kelliher.
“It has been commented on by people viewing the run as it passed on its way that the contrast between the vintage tractors and the more modern and powerful machines is what really makes the event such a spectacle to be enjoyed.
Ray of Sunshine
“The Ray of Sunshine Foundation organises people from Ireland to go to Kenya to build orphanages and schools which improve the lives and opportunities for the most vulnerable children in that country.
The three local volunteers will spend 12 days working for the Foundation. They will travel out there in mid-February 2016. The sum of €1,000 was presented to Peggy Reidy of the Castleisland Senior Citizens’ Homes on Sunday evening at Cordal Community Centre. The draw was also made on Sunday evening and all prize winners will be notified. Sincere thanks to all the sponsors of the fantastic prizes on offer.
“Thanks to the GAA clubs in Brosna and Cordal and Cordal Community Centre for allowing the use of their car parks and facilities. Thanks to Maura and Florence Flynn for the use of their field to park the larger tractors. Thanks to all the people who donated their time so generously in providing baking and all the food for the catering in both Brosna and Cordal. Thanks to all the stewards who gave up their time and provided vital assistance and co-operation,” Mr. Kelliher concluded.