The popular Meath-based cattle and sheep livestock mart, Carnaross, has urged the public to “stand up and bid up” in support of its forthcoming fundraiser “with a twist” for charity.
It has announced details of a ‘Take Me Out’ event involving one of its staff members in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland.
It comes on the back of the sale of two lambs in aid of the charity at its mart earlier this week.
Take Me Out Mart Style
A spokesperson for the mart said: “As part of an ongoing tradition here at Carnaross Mart, we would like to give something back to the community as a token of our appreciation for this past year, but this year, there is a twist.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, we would like to present to you, Carnaross Take Me out.”
“As most of you already know, our Jessica, a part of our valued mart office staff this past two years, is offering one lucky man the chance to ‘take her out’’ Carnaross Mart style.”
“Put your best foot forward and your highest bid up to our auctioneer for the chance to take out our Jess.”
“All proceeds are going to Down Syndrome Ireland. So ladies and gentlemen, keep your eyes peeled and your wallets open for ring 1 at 12 o’clock on Monday, December 19th, 2022, for the chance to buy.”
The spokesperson concluded: “As another busy year at Carnaross Mart draws to a close, we at Carnaross Mart would like to thank all our customers, whether they bought or brought, wholeheartedly for their custom throughout 2022.”
An Irish first
As That’s Farming previously reported, Carnaross Mart played host to Ireland’s first completely virtual livestock sale in April 2020, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The sale paved the way for the way in which livestock marts and their clients conducted business under level 5 Covid-19 restrictions.
The mart, which opened its doors just outside Kells in Co. Meath in the 1960s, sees almost 2,000 cattle and sheep go under the hammer weekly.
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