The first ever tractor run organised by Agri Barn, Dungannon has raised £8,273 for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.
The event attracted over 130 tractors of all shapes, sizes and ages to the agricultural supplies and hydraulic hose specialists based outside Bush. Despite the heavy showers throughout the afternoon of Sunday 4th July, farmers and tractor enthusiasts from across the community were treated to burgers from The Flamin’ Outback before they set off for the tractor run around the Dungannon and Coalisland area.
Adrian McCann, organiser and owner of Agri Barn, said, “I want to thank everyone who came out and supported the tractor run, the volunteers who helped with traffic control and the management of the event and all the local businesses who donated prizes for the raffle. It was a huge success and I never dreamt we would have so many people turn up. I am delighted we were able to raise this sum of money for Air Ambulance NI. They are a fantastic local service and I was delighted to be able to present the money to the team at their base in Lisburn and learn more about the incredible work they do. We look forward to seeing everyone again at the 2022 Agri Barn tractor run!”
Damien McAnespie, Area Fundraising Manager for Air Ambulance NI, said, “I want to thank Adrian for supporting our helicopter emergency medical service, it was a massive success and we sincerely appreciate the support. At a daily fundraising cost of £5,500 per day and an average tasking callout of 2 calls per day, this will help save at least two individuals lives, brains or limbs somewhere in Northern Ireland.”
Adrian McCann pictured with his wife Hollie and their two sons Tommy and Max at the Air Ambulance NI base.