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Tuesday 18 June 2019

Tracey family from Foulksmills raises €12,767 for farm accident charity

Siobhan Merrigan, Penny Tracey, Kerrie Kehoe, Kieran Tracey, Norma Rohan, and Bob Tracey at the presentation of the cheque to Embrace FARM
Siobhan Merrigan, Penny Tracey, Kerrie Kehoe, Kieran Tracey, Norma Rohan, and Bob Tracey at the presentation of the cheque to Embrace FARM

David Looby

The amazing sum of €12,767.10 has been raised by a County Wexford family for a charity which supports families affected by farm accidents.

The Tracey Family from Foulksmills raised money in memory of Martin Kehoe Jnr, a young father related by marriage who died tragically in a farm accident in 2017,

A cheque presentation was made recently to the co-Founder of Embrace FARM, Norma Rohan on behalf of the Traceys who were in-laws of Mr Kehoe.

The Traceys held a Family Fun Day in New Ross Rugby Club last August which drew a huge crowd and Bob and Kieran Tracey ran the Dublin City Marathon in October 2018 in memory of Martin Kehoe Jnr who was Bob's son-in-law and Kieran's brother-in-law. Martin lost his life in a farm accident on September 19, 2017.

Embrace FARM is a not-for-profit organisation for those affected by farm accidents. After researching, their aim was to set up a support network for farm families who, like them, have lost a loved one or suffered serious injury in a farming accident.

Embrace FARM have been an invaluable source of help and comfort to both families and the Tracey family was glad to raise funds to help Embrace FARM to continue to help others who have found themselves in the unfortunate position of bereavement or life changing injury within the farming community.

They would like to thank most sincerely all who contributed to the sponsorship of the two events which accumulated in the final amount.

Wexford People

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