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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Macra tractor run in aid of LauraLynn Foundation

Preparations are underway for Freemount Macra’s fundraising tractor run, which will take later this month in aid of LauraLynn Foundation.

Tractors from around the North Cork area and beyond will converge to the village of Lismire and travel through the areas of Lismire, Newmarket, Kanturk, Kilbrin, and Johnsbridge on January 15th, 2023,

Registration will begin from 11.30 am up until 12.30 pm at Lismire GAA Hall, organisers have confirmed.

A spokesperson for Freemount Macra told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:

“There will be refreshments and a raffle with some amazing prizes after the tractor run in the local community hall.”

“Clonroosk Events will be putting smiles on children’s faces on the day, providing great entertainment for all the family.”

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“A percentage of Clonroosk Events’ takings on the day will be donated to the Freemount Macra fundraiser for the LauraLynn Foundation.

LauraLynn Foundation

LauraLynn is Ireland’s only children’s hospice providing palliative and hospice care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families from all across Ireland.

It provides a range of services, including, symptom management for children, music and play therapy, psychological support, family and sibling camps, short breaks, crisis care and end-of-life care.

It receives €1.5m core statutory funding per year, which equates to approximately 33% of overall running costs for the hospice.

LauraLynn relies primarily on fundraised income to fund its hospice services.

Freemount Macra have previously fundraised for charities such as Cope Foundation Kanturk, the Down Syndrome Centre, Cork, and the Community Air Ambulance, the latter of which it raised over €7,500 for through its 2021 event.

The spokesperson continued:

“Freemount Macra Club is 60-years-old this year and we will hold an anniversary party in March. The club has over 80 members.”

“The tractor run is a great opportunity for new members to learn about Freemount Macra and meet like-minded people.”

“The club participates in events, sports, performing arts, public speaking, and agriculture. Follow Freemount Macra on Instagram and Facebook for more information.”

“Please support this fundraiser, as every little bit helps. Donations can be made via our GoFundMe page,” the spokesperson concluded.

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