IT Tralee Student's Tractor Reverse in aid of Oxfam Ireland

Tractor Charity The Young Agricultural Engineers Society at the Institute of Technology Tralee, with fellow students from Harper-Adams University College, in the UK, will run a tractor reverse from Belfast to Tralee on March 26th in aid of Oxfam Ireland.

Oxfam Ireland is delighted to be linked with the event and are encouraging visitors to their web-site to donate to the charity and in doing so, support of the efforts of the students. ⿿It is fantastic to see the students of IT Tralee doing such an unusual and novel fundraiser. We hope their originality will encourage people to support them along the way and donate what they can. Every cent raised will make a difference; just ⿬45 will give a farmer in a developing country a much needed crop kit; which supplies him with seeds, tools and training so he can successfully farm his land and provide for his family⿝ outlined Emma Kilkenny, spokesperson for Oxfam Ireland.

The reverse will commence on Monday 26th March with 36 Harper-Adams students arriving in Belfast via ferry with the CLAAS tractor. From there, the students will commence their journey to Ballymahon in Co. Longford. At this point IT Traleeâ¿¿s Young Agricultural Engineering Society will join the Harpers-Adams students with the entire student contingent then continuing their journey to Tralee. Following an overnight stay in Birdhill, Co. Limerick the group will commence the final leg of the tractor reverse on Tuesday 27th March arriving at IT Tralee to a lunchtime reception.

The fundraising efforts of the Young Agricultural Engineers Society will be acknowledged on Tuesday March 27th at the annual ITT Societies Awards. If you are interested in supporting this fundraising effort,  PLEASE VISIT www.oxfamireland.org.

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