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NEWS
Ballyeaston fundraiser for Alzheimers
BALLYEASTON Vintage Tractor Club has raised
£1,000 for the Alzheimers Society.
Speaking at the club’s annual dinner at McConnell’s
of Doagh, chairman Warwick Manson explained:
“Back in February, we invited Aisleen Hamill from
the Alzheimers Society to give a talk at our club
meeting. It was then that the club decided that our
nominated charity of 2017 would be Alzheimers’
Society.”
The funds were raised throughout the year but as the
chairman added: “The lion’s share of the donation
was acquired from the barbeque at the Gathering
in June, solely due to the generosity of Jackson’s
Butchers of Ballynure who donated everything for
the barbeque. Without this generous donation, our
subscription to Alzheimers would have been much
reduced, and we’re indebted to Jackson’s for their
support!”
And the Gathering this year was back in Ballyeaston,
after a few years on the lands of Ian McKee, Glynn,
and prior to that at Sixmile Park in Ballyclare. As Mr
Manson recalled: “The Gathering was in combination
with the Church Ladies Family Fun Day. We were
blessed with good weather, and hope to build on and
expand the event in the coming years.”
Mr Manson had earlier welcomed the large turnout
of members and friends who support the club every
year and thanked the staff of McConnell’s of Doagh
for the delicious meal.
The post dinner entertainment was by Jean and Andy
Pollock.
FARM WEEK
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Vintage 2
NOVEMBER 23 2017
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racks
NEWS AND V
ABOVE: James
Fleck, Alana
McAnally, Warwick
Manson, Wilbert
Robinson, Erin
Thompson and Ann
Fleck.
RIGHT: Bertie
McIlroy and Robert
Scott enjoy the
dinner.
SEATED: James Gault, centre, with Hugo and Ned
McConnaughie.
Garvagh Clydesdale and Vintage Club
annual charity night
T
CHEQUES: Pictured with their cheques presented at the Garvagh Clydesdale
and Vintage Club annual charity night are Eleanor Duff and Dougie Tyler,
Corrymeela Community, Lindsay Conway, Trinity House, Garvagh, Albert Clyde,
RDA, Coleraine, Adele and Bernie Elder, Gillian Adams, Angel Foundation, with,
rear, those who made the presentations – Gordon Smyth, Nevin Smith, chairman,
Andrew Wilson and Michelle Knight-McQuillan, secretary. FW1746-2DL
HE Garvagh
Clydesdale
and Vintage
Club annual
charity night was
hosted at the
local Legion Hall.
A large
attendance
from a wide
area enjoyed
the craic,
refreshments
and musical
entertainment.
The highlight of
the evening was
the presentation
of nine cheques
for a total
of £6,500
raised by the
club’s annual
programme of
ploughing and
showing.
Nevin Smith,
chairman, paid
warm tributes
to all for their
support.
DONATIONS: Pictured with their cheques are Dr Richard Mullan and Dr Brian Connor, Garvagh Health
Centre, Grainne McGurk, Kilrea Health Centre, Dr Roger Stevenson, Aghadowey Surgery, Beth McIlrath,
Garvagh and Kilrea Save The Children, and Michelle Knight-McQuillan, volunteer representing Air Ambulance,
with, rear, Nevin Smith, Club chairman, and those who made the presentations, Derek Knight, treasurer,
Gerald Stewart, vice-chairman, Roberta Torrens, Jim McAlister and Hugh Boreland. FW1746-1DL
LEFT: Andy
Moore and
Jack Smyth
comfortably
seated at
the charity
evening.
FW1746-4DL
RIGHT:
Eamon Devlin
and Gerard
McCloskey,
Drumsurn,
were happy to
be attending
the charity
evening.
FW1746-8DL
TASTY TREATS: Snacks for three! Iris Knight serving up tasty
treats for Sandra Smith, Jean and Ken Workman at the charity
evening. FW1746-9DL

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