Cross-country Tractor Run raises funds for NRH
The members of Castle Vintage Club presented a cheque for €6,150 to the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) at The Cuckoo's Corner in Taghmon last weekend. The money was raised by the club through its tractor run to Galway which they held over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
The lengthy 240km journey, which saw 16 vintage tractors set off from Taghmon, stopping off at Kilkenny and Ballinasloe, before finally arriving in Eyre Square in Galway, took three days to complete and follows on from the club's similarly adventurous run to Donegal last year.
Located in Dun Laoghaire, the NRH provides rehabilitation treatment for patients who have a physical or cognitive disability due to illness or injury.
Discussing why they had chosen it as their charity, Pat Monaghan said, 'There was a few people in the village who'd been to NRH so we decided to choose them as our charity. We try to pick a different one every year.'
Pat then went on thank Newline Oil, Paddy McGee and Cadogan Plant Hire for their assistance during the Tractor Run and for ensuring all the vehicles returned home safely from Galway, as well as those who supported the club during their run.