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Tractor run pulls a crowd for charity

The ladies tractor run was held to raise money for ovarian cancer charity Angels of Hope. Some of the men who dressed up as women so they could take part in the tractor run.
The ladies tractor run was held to raise money for ovarian cancer charity Angels of Hope. Some of the men who dressed up as women so they could take part in the tractor run.

A FUNDRAISER with a difference has raised over £8000 for an Ovarian Cancer charity.

Last week the friends and family of the late Mrs Helen Megarry, a wife and mother from Hillsborough, who passed away last year following a courageous battle against ovarian cancer, organised a Ladies Tractor run and bbq.

The event attracted over 300 people and 50 tractors were involved in the tractor from Hillsborough to Magheralin.

Helen Coulter, a friend of the late Mrs Megarry said: It was a brilliant night and we even had some men dressed up as ladies so they could take part. We are overwhelmed by the support and people are still donating money. I would like to thank all the marshalls who volunteered, the suppliers of items for the auction, the ladies who participated and of course everyone who donated money. It is all greatly appreciated."

Helen said that the money will go to 'Angels of Hope', (www.angelsofhope.org.uk) a charity based in Northern Ireland, whose aims are to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and improve knowledge amongst the general public and the medical profession, fund vital research, and to link sufferers, survivors and families.

"We are delighted to be able to help such a worthy cause and I hope our efforts will encourage more women to look out for the signs of ovarian cancer."

•If anyone would like to donate money please contact Helen Coulter on 9269 9295 or 07900053805 or Miriam Ward on 9268 2128.

Ulster Star
27/06/2008