A fundraising tractor run in memory of the late Michael (Mickey) McCormack will take place at Rosemount Community Centre on Monday, December 27th, 2021 at 12pm.
The Westmeath family hope to host a tractor run annually and have already raised over €6,000 through their iDonate page.
They will donate proceeds from their inaugural tractor run to two charities – Aware and Jigsaw.
Aware is the national organisation providing free support to those impacted by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other mood conditions.
Jigsaw offers mental health advice and support, online and in-person, to young people across Ireland, aged 12 – 25-years-old.
Fundraising tractor run
Speaking to That’s Farming, his sister, Emma McCormack, said:
“On September 12th, 2021, we heartbreakingly lost my dear baby brother, Michael, to suicide.”
“Despite us being a very close-knit family, he saw no escape from the thoughts inside his own head and took his own life.”
“A man of so many talents, having achieved so much in 21 years, the world really was Mickey’s oyster. His life was just beginning.”
“We are devastated as we try to comprehend how this could have happened to someone who led such a fulfilling and happy life.”
“Always laughing, joking and working so hard, Micheal was a great farmer and friend to many. We wish to remember Michael’s life by hosting this annual fundraiser with a perpetual cup.”
“My family and I are hosting a charity tractor run to raise funds to go towards supporting mental health needs in Ireland.”
“We are spreading the word as best we can. We hope that people will support us by registering to participate or by donating.”
“With COVID restrictions up in the air, we know that not everyone will be able to make it.”
“We wish to do some good following this horrific heartache and help others who may be feeling alone or need a helping hand,” she concluded.
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