Shroid Community Group is in the process of finalising plans for its Shroid Tractor/Truck Run, which returns to Co. Longford next week.
Organisers have chosen the Irish Kidney Association – Longford Branch in memory of two neighbours/friends, Slyvester Heslin and John Harte, who passed away in the past 18 months.
This year, on St. Stephen’s Day, the group will hold their event from a starting point of at the Old Fountain Blue in Shroid along the Main N4 Longford to Edgeworthstown road.
The convoy of tractors and trucks will depart at 12 noon, and the run consists of 26 miles, organisers told That’s Farming.
Shroid tractor and truck run
The spokesperson said:
Shroid is a small parish just outside Longford town along the main N4 Longford to Edgeworthstown road.
The Shroid Tractor Run was established back in 2020 by a group of neighbours who came together in a community bonding effort to raise funds for the late Lynsey Bennett, RIP.
Lynsey Bennett was our neighbour and friend, a 34-year-old a mother-of-two, who was among hundreds of women impacted by the Cervical Check screening programme controversy around incorrect smear test results.
The Shroid Tractor Run raised €21,000 for Lynsey with a huge turnout of 278 tractors on St. Stephen’s Day in 2020, and sadly 22 months later, Lynsey passed away.
Due to a tragic death in the parish during Christmas week last year, organisers postponed its annual run to a later date.
The spokesperson continued:
“This year, we are holding the event in memory of Slyvester Heslin and John Harte. These two gentlemen would have been huge supporters of the Irish Kidney Association.”
“We have an iDonate page set up – Shroid Tractor & Truck Run 2022 on behalf of the Kidney Association – Longford Branch. ”
“We are on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, so That’s Farming’s followers can head over to those pages to find out more about the run. ”
“Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who took part in our previous run, all our sponsors from 2020 and 2022, our marshalls, neighbours and friends,” they concluded.
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