Cancer charities benefit from tractor rally

a cheque for �1,500 was presented to Irene Rankin, chairman of the Glenluce/New Luce MacMillan Cancer Support Group
a cheque for �1,500 was presented to Irene Rankin, chairman of the Glenluce/New Luce MacMillan Cancer Support Group

Two local cancer charities were the grateful recipients of donations from the proceeds of ‘Maggie’s Kitchen’ at the recent Glenluce Vintage Tractor Rally held in Stair Park, Glenluce.

At Stranraer Agricultural Show a cheque for £1,500 was presented to Irene Rankin, chairman of the Glenluce/New Luce Macmillan Cancer Support Group. A further £1,500 was presented to Kate McIntyre representing Stranraer and Newton Stewart Cancer Drop in Centre.

This money was part proceeds from the rally and also Maggie’s Kitchen. After the photo shoot twenty tractors were then paraded round the show ring on an age and price basis, starting with the oldest being a 20hp Ferguson TE20, manufactured in 1947 at a cost of £500 to a present day model of a 170hp Valtra T153 Hitec including extras costing £92,000. Murray Irving did a running commentary of the event.

On Sunday, August 24, a sponsored tractor road run will take place leaving from Glenluce taking in part of the Rhins area with a lunch time break at Sandhead Green. The organisers hope for a good turn out of tractors for the run, approximately thirty two miles, which will finish at Bridgemill where Maggie’s Kitchen will once again be providing tea and cakes. Proceeds on that day will be in aid of Breast Cancer Research.