Aurivo Ballymote Mart is set to play host to a Christmas charity auction in memory of Mark Hargadon, a farm accident victim, at its final sale of 2022 on Thursday, December 15th.
Hargadon, from Corrigeenmore, Ballymote, passed away at Sligo University Hospital in September 2021 following a tragic incident involving a tractor and trailer on his farm.
He worked in Aurivo’s Homeland store in Ballymote and was a “well-known and well-respected” figure within his local community.
Family and friends have organised a charity auction in his memory to raise funds for North West Hospice, Sligo and will present a memorial cup following the general cattle sale.
North West Hospice provides palliative care services for people with life-limiting illnesses in their homes, nursing homes, hospitals and its hospice.
Some of the items catalogued for the auction include:
- An Angus heifer – Fergus Hever;
- Lleyn ewe lamb – Gearoid O’Connor;
- Cross-bred ewe lambs – Trevor Redican;
- A load of stone – Harringtons Quarry;
- One Pirate AI straw – Johnny Scanlon;
- Hamper – John McKim, Collooney;
- Vet hamper – Teeling Vets;
- Hamper – CT Electrical;
- 3-tonne machine hire for one day – Asguard;
- Pet care voucher – Gallagher and Farrell Vets;
- Calving bundle – Gallagher and Farrell Vets;
- 10 bales of silage – Paddy Gallagher;
- Hamper – Alan McCarrick;
- 1-tonne bag of decorative stone – Keith Donlon;
- €100 hamper – Alan O’Sullivan;
- €300 hamper – Natural Nutrition;
- €500 voucher and 1 tonne of meal – Nutrias Aurivo;
- Hammer drill 110Volt – MP Hire;
- Cattle thriver – FRS Boyle;
- A hoodie – Cawley Commercials;
- Tractor battery and two tyres to the value of €200 – Lavelle Garage;
- Car Care Hamper – One Stop, Sligo;
- 4 Fiston AI straws – Anonymous donation;
- €100 voucher – Classic Cleaners;
- 10 ZAG and 10 GKF AI straws – Progressive Genetics;
- Sunday lunch for 2 – McDermotts, Castlebaldwin;
- 12ft heavy-duty gate – Paul McGettrick;
- 5 BB438 straws, 5 EBY straws, 5 AA 4838 straws and 5 CH Loki straws – Dovea Genetics;
- Agitating and spreading of a 3-bay shed – Cathal Killoran Agri;
- 8 bales of silage – Pat Walsh.
The auction will take place at the mart at 1:30 pm with ringside and online bidding via LSL Auctions – register in advance with the mart.
Find more updates on Christmas Charity Auction in Memory of Mark Hargadon on Facebook or the mart’s Facebook page.