Vintage Club

This Sunday the 29th September, Inishowen Vintage Club and Centra join forces again to host the second tractor run around the Peninsula in aid of Action Breast Cancer. This year however there is going to be an extra attraction with the PINK FERGGIE leading the way.

The Inishowen tractor build team have decided to pull out all the stops and go pink, team member, Noel Doherty was more than happy to change the colour of his beloved Ferguson TE20 saying that it was all for a good cause, “raising money is one thing, but I think raising awareness is just as important, if not more so. Breast cancer is often thought to affect women only, but we need to highlight that men can also get breast cancer and sure what better way than taking part in the Big Pink Tractor build.”

Idea

The idea came about when Noel met with Cirian Mc Kenna Manager of Centra Moville to discuss this years road run, they both felt that it needed something a bit more and that is when Noel came up with the idea of doing 4 tractor builds along the route.

Cirian was delighted with the suggestion saying, “last year it was great when the vintage club got on board with our breast cancer campaign and it was a great day, but they have really upped the ante this year and the pink tractor looks absolutely fantastic.” The big pink tractor build and road run kicks starts a month of activities with Centra stores nationally doing their bit. “I’d say we will be a hard act to follow this year” boasts a very happy Ciarian.

Proceedings begin on Sunday morning with vintage tractors converging at Centra Moville, registration is €10 per tractor and departure will be at 10.15am sharp. The first stop isSupervalu in Carn at 11.15 where the Pink Tractor will be stripped bare ready for the 4 man team to rebuild it trying to beat their record of under 7 minutes.

Convoy

The convoy will leave Carndonagh at 12 and make its way to Supervalu in Buncrana for 1 o’ clock with the tractor build at 1.30pm. Muff is the next destination and expected time of arrival is 2.45 with the build getting underway at 3.15pm, then it’s homeward bound for the final build in the Square Moville, arriving in the town at 4.30 with the build at 5pm.

“It’s going to be a challenge, but if it helps to save one person from cancer, then it will be worth every minute, so far the response we have received has been overwhelming and hopefully on the day people will come out and support us and maybe throw a couple of euro into the bucket. I am always amazed at the generosity of people, you know at a time of financial hardship, it’s great to see people in Inishowen still give so freely their time and money for such good causes.” Says Mr Doherty. For further information contact 0866062038 or email info@inishowenvintage.com