Friday, August 05, 2022


Group pictured at the presentation of a cheque for €41,010 to Laois Hospice Foundation by Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run committee at the Final Furlong, Ballybrittas, Pictured are David O’Connell (chairperson of Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run), Jennifer McKay (assistant secretary of Laois Hospice), Barry Wilson (treasurer of Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run), Peter Corcoran (committee member) and Irene Murray (treasurer of Laois Hospice), participants and supporters
Photo: Michael Scully

THE 14th annual Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run was a runaway success, raising a whopping €41,000 for Laois Hospice.

Committee member Paddy Flynn said: “In 2019, we raised €26,510 and unfortunately due to Covid we were unable to run it in 2020 and 2021. However, this year we came back bigger and better than ever and raised €41,010.

“We are so proud to be able to donate this sum in its entirety to such a worthy cause as Laois Hospice. Thank you once again to any person who supported our run. Through your support and generosity, you helped us reach this enormous sum, which has been with immense gratitude.”

Paddy continued: “We would also like to thank all our committee members, stewards, motorcyclists and the different groups that supplied us with barriers, toilets and lighting. We would also like to thank the McNamara, Corcoran and O’Halloran families for the use of their land.

“We wish to thank our health and safety team and our first-aid team, and a massive thanks to all businesses near and far for donating spot prizes and sponsorship.

“Finally, we would like to thank the staff and owners of The Final Furlong for supplying such an excellent venue and for all the hard work they put in.”

See more photos from the Fishertown Tractor and Truck Run cheque presentation in next week’s Laois  Nationalist, on sale from Tuesday in all local stores or online 

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