Livingstone tractor run breaks all records raising money for charity

L-r (back row) David, Stanley, Clarence, Cedric and David Livingstone
Front Row  Neville Pogue (SAHS), Wesley Livingstone, Ben Sergeant (Ben Sergeant Tractors) and Myrtle Pogue (SAHS).
L-r (back row) David, Stanley, Clarence, Cedric and David Livingstone Front Row  Neville Pogue (SAHS), Wesley Livingstone, Ben Sergeant (Ben Sergeant Tractors) and Myrtle Pogue (SAHS).
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The recent Livingstone tractor run has broken all records, raising £121,860 for two local cancer charities.

Wesley Livingstone, with sons David, Stanley, Randal, Cedric and Clarence, presented £60,930 to Jenny and Jim Irwin for the Children’s Hospice and £60,930 to Myrtle and Neville Pogue for the Southern Area Hospice.

The Livingstone Christmas Tractor Run saw the record number of 712 tractors in the line-up.

The event is in its fifth year and received a boost with the support of Ben Sergeant of Ben Sergeant Tractors in Portadown , who made a donation per tractor that brought the total to £90,000.

A family spokesperson said: “There was a fantastic display of tractors on display with many arriving from early morning to the Armagh Business Park.

“Hundreds of tractors were on display as they parked up to enjoy some refreshments before the tractor run departed.

“The sea of tractors departed from ABP and made their way to Hamiltonsbawn, Richhill and Armagh before returning to the start for a barbecue, refreshments, entertainment, auction and raffle.

“This has been an incredible year for our family tractor run, with the added bonus of the support from Ben Sergeant.

“We broke all records with the number of tractors and amount raised for both charities.

“The event receives great support from the many volunteers and helpers.

“Finally, the family would like to thank the local companies who provided sponsorship or donations towards the events, too numerous to mention.”

The tractor run DVD is available at £10.

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