THE organisers of this year’s Livingstone Christmas Tractor Run are hoping for a turnout of at least 800 participants on the big day - Saturday 30th December.
“This is our sixth year, with all the proceeds raised going to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and the Southern Area Hospice Services,” confirmed Cedric Livingstone, a member of the event’s organising committee.
“Last year, we had 712 tractors taking part: our aim for 2017 is to break through the 800 barrier. If we achieve this, then I think we will set an Irish record. Tractors of all ages can take part.” The 2017 event will see the tractors take-in a 17 mile route, starting and ending in Armagh City. It will travel through Markethill, Hamiltonsbawn and Richill on the way, before returning to ABP Business park for a BBQ, raffle and afternoons craic.
We invite those with tractors to come along, it is only £10 to take part and the proceeds goes to the two great charities. Those without tractors are invited along too, to marvel at the large variety of tractors that will be on display, so bring your family and friends and join in this great charity event.
The Livingstone tractor run to date has raised over £200,000 for the nominated charities. Year on year the event has grown in size, attendees and the amount it raises for charity. This year event is hoped to increase the overall total and continue to help both hospices. Show your support and come along and enjoy this great day out on Saturday 30th December.
If you cannot make it and want to support you can donate on Just Giving www.justgiving.com/livingstonetractorrun or get in touch with any of the Livingstone family or organising committee. Join the event page on the WA Livingstone Facebook page.