The driving force behind Milltownpass charity run

The driving force behind Milltownpass charity run

Caoláin Gammell from Milltownpass wants to give something back to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, where he had heart surgery in August. Having made a successful recovery,and in gratitude to the medical professionals and others who cared for him, the 17-year-old has organised the Cruisin’ 4 Crumlin charity tractor run.

Caoláin told the Westmeath Examiner: “I just feel that it would be a nice gesture to give something back to the them after all they’ve done for me – also, with it coming up to Christmas, it would be a great way to help support those that are unfortunately going to be stuck in hospital over the festive season, most of them obviously young children and babies.”

Caoláin has put in a huge amount of work for the event on Sunday December 1, and is aiming to get 200 tractors out.

“That’s my goal,” he said, “so I’m hoping we’ll get a big crowd and raise as much as possible, especially at this time of the year, a lot of tractors would be parked up for the winter so it’s a great reason to get them out of the shed and go for a spin – all for a great cause of course.”

After the tractor run, light refreshments will be served at the community centre in Milltownpass – “thanks to the Community Action Group who’ve been a great help in organising various bits for the day”.

Tractors and crews are asked to gather at the Wrights car park in Milltownpass. Registration is from 11am and the run starts at 12.30pm. The cost is €20 per vehicle. All makes, models and types of tractors are welcome – and all have to be taxed, insured and roadworthy.

Contact Caoláin on 087 706 8069 for more information.

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