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Vintage tractor run tribute to ‘wee Oscar’

Marc and Emma Gamble are organising a vintage tractor run on July 26 in memory of Oscar Knox. INLT-463-CON

Marc and Emma Gamble are organising a vintage tractor run on July 26 in memory of Oscar Knox. INLT-463-CON

Tractor enthusiasts Marc Gamble and his sister Emma are organising a vintage tractor road run on Saturday July 26 in memory of Oscar Knox. The event will raise funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

The convoy will leave Dennison Commercials, Hillhead, Ballyclare, at 1.00 pm and taking a country route will finish at Ballynure Presbyterian Church for refreshments.

Marc said that he and Emma both felt compelled to run this event,

“We watched the documentary about wee Oscar Knox and the unbelievable work that is done by the children’s hospice and felt we had to do something. Oscar was so brave, an inspiration. No matter how ill he became, you always got a smile and a thumbs up,” explained Marc.

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice community fundraiser Catherine O’Hara, said: “On behalf of everyone at the children’s hospice, I would like to sincerely thank Marc and Emma for organising such a wonderful event.

“Marc informs me that all models and makes of tractors will be on show and. well worth a trip to Ballynure. We simply could not provide the services we do both at the hospice and in the homes of our life-limited children and young people without the support and generosity of our local community.”

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is a local charity caring for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. All money raised will go towards providing the best care possible for local children, young people and their families. It costs £503 to provide for the full care of a child for twenty-four hours and £102 for one overnight nurse at home. With over £2.5 million to raise every year, all donations, large and small are much needed at NI Children’s Hospice.

 
 
 

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