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Incredible day as Livingstone Tractor Run raises over 110,000 for charities

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Incredible day as Livingstone Tractor Run raises over 110,000 for charities thumbnailMembers of the Livingstone extended family pictured on Saturday at their annual charity Tractor Run.

AN incredible 712 tractors took part in Saturday's Livingstone Tractor Run.

The annual event raises huge amounts of money for local charities and this year was no different with over 110,000 raised for the Southern Area Hospice and the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.

This year's fundraising received a major boost with Ben Sergeant, owner of Ben Sergeant Tractors pledging to donate 100 for every tractor taking part in the event.

On Saturday evening the organisers released a statement on their Facebook page thanking everyone who helped make the event such a huge success.

“On behalf of W.A Livingstone & Sons we want to sincerely thank all those who brought their tractors from far and near and supported our annual Christmas Tractor Run and to all the spectators, helpers, food and prize donators and everyone else who helped make the day such a success.

“712 tractors registered which is absolutely amazing.

“Over 110,000 has been raised and the counting continues. A massive thank-you to Ben Sergeant for his very generous donation.

“The money will go to two great charities, the Southern Area Hospice and the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice - they will be delighted.

“We hope you all had a great day and got plenty of food.

“Thank-you again for your support and Happy New Year to you all."

Local councillor Sam Nicholson paid tribute to the Livingstone family for organising such an 'amazing event.'

“I took part in the tractor run myself and it was such a great day," said Mr Nicholson.

“The Livingstone family deserve a huge amount of credit for organising such a massive event - as do all the helpers.

“The money raised is going to two amazing charities and I know they will be delighted to receive such generous donations. Well done to everyone involved."

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