We are three TY students from Strokestown and have combined our love of agricultural machinery with our transition year student enterprise programme to raise money for Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland a cause closed to our hearts.
It has been both a labour of love and very frustrating, but we are committed. Over the last few weeks we have stripped the old tired tractor down to the bare chassis sandblasted every inch, restoring each original part sourcing parts and paint country wide. We are currently learning the art of a complete respray of this treasured tractor.
The restored vintage tractor will be raffled for the charity on 08th of January 2021.
We decided it would be great if we could help support children and teenagers who are going through cancer .
Jack was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) when he was 3 years old. He spent three and a half years going up and down Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin (now CHI at Crumlin) for chemotherapy and to say that life was not what every child would wish for during those years is an understatement. However, with all the love, support and help of both the medical professionals and most importantly his family, friends and community, he is one of the lucky ones. He is now cancer free .
We hope our project inspires and helps other children and teenagers in their fight with cancer and hopefully they too will be busy at projects like our friend Jack when they come out the other side.
One lucky winner will drive away with this unique vintage tractor on the 8th of January 2021.
You can support our win #AClassic4KidsCancer campaign by buying a €10 entry into the raffle .
Thanks for your support
Andrew, Jack & Mark