A cheque for £8,010 was handed over to the Tear Fund by the Sloss family, as a result of the second Memorial Tractor Run held last October in memory of the late Alistair Sloss. Alistair passed away on October 14, 2016 after being overcome by fumes and falling into a slurry tank at his farm near Coagh. It was just one day before the deadline for slurry spreading passed.
The Tear Fund is a charity which works relentlessly around the world to end poverty and aid those affected by natural disasters and conflict.
As well as the road run, there were vintage tractors on display, music from country singer Ritchie Remo, traditional Scottish and Irish dancers – and a ‘bouncy tractor’ for the younger ones.
Roberta Sloss expressed thanks to the sponsors, those who gave donations, prizes for the raffle, auction and goodie bags; brought food; Richie Remo and the dancers for the entertainment; Mega Bounce for their bouncy tractor; Sylvia and Lee with their chip van; all those who took part in the road run; the PSNI; all the marshals who helped with the traffic in the farmyard and out on the road, and everyone who helped in any way.