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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Ram lamb, Angus embryos and hotel vouchers catalogued for second Auction of Hope

An array of items will come under the hammer at the second Auction of Hope next month.

Air Ambulance NI’s agribusiness group has organised the event, which will take place at Glenpark Estate, Omagh, Northern Ireland, on Friday, April 8th, 2022.

Items are “wide-ranging” with something for “all interests and budgets”, including:

  • A Pedigree registered Badgerface Texel ram lamb;
  • Aberdeen Angus embryos;
  • Animal feed;
  • Hotel vouchers;
  • Meat hampers;
  • Sheep shearing;
  • Food hampers;
  • Family tours of the North Coast;
  • Family kayaking.

The event aims to raise funds for two causes:

  • Air Ambulance NI;
  • Cancer Fund for Children.

Event organiser, Libby Clarke of the AANI Agribusiness Group, said:

“The farming and agricultural community are so generous, and we are very grateful for the prizes so far.”

“Together, let’s raise what we can to help air ambulance save lives and help Cancer Fund for Children ensure no child faces cancer alone,” she added.

A spokesperson said: “Excitement is building for this colourful event which will see an array of wonderful items come under the hammer, with auctioneer Richard Beattie on the rostrum.”

“Pre-registration for MartEye will be required through the app. The catalogue will be available over the next few weeks online on MartEye’s website.”

“We extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to come and enjoy the craic on the night,” the spokesperson concluded.

Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI needs to raise £2 million annually to maintain this service, so public donations are “crucial”.

The service brings urgent medical assistance to anywhere in the province, operating seven days a week for 12 hours per day.

The HEMS team attend to patients, who are seriously ill or injured, bringing emergency pre-hospital care direct to the casualty with the aim of saving lives, brains, and limbs.

Cancer Fund for Children

Its team of cancer support specialists help, guide and support families at home, in their community, and at its therapeutic short break and residential centre in Newcastle, Co. Down.

It focuses its support not just on the young person but on the whole family.

Furthermore, the charity assists bereaved families cope with the emotional pain of losing a child to cancer.

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