The ever-popular Livingstone Family Tractor Run – which has raised over £600,000 for local charities since it first started – will be taking place once more this festive season.
This comes after last year’s Virtual Tractor Run exceeded all expectations by raising over £140,000 for good causes.
With the committee quickly adapting to the restrictions on large gatherings, they decided on a Virtual Tractor Run in December 2020 to support the Southern Area Hospice Services, NI Children’s Hospice and Air Ambulance NI.
The event was a great success and raised £143,911.05 for the three charities, with each receiving £47,970.35.
The tractor run was started back in 2012, by the Livingstone Family to give back to the Southern Area Hospice for the incredible care they provided to Marina Livingstone in the last few weeks of her life.
Some 300 tractors showed up the first year with over £17,000 being raised, however, it has since gone on to become one of the largest such events on the island of Ireland.
Over time, proceeds have gone to various worthy causes as the turnout has increased year on year.
To date the Livingstone Tractor Run has raised over £600,000 in the past nine years.
This year marks the 10th staging of the event, with a return to the real thing.
The Tractor Run will begin at the Armagh Business Park on December 28, with proceeds going to the Southern Area Hospice, NI Children’s Hospice and NI Air Ambulance.
To make a donation check out their Just Giving page.