• 01 August 2022

Tractor Run hits the roads again

On Friday 29 July Kilhorne Church (Annalong) held their annual Tractor Run and raised over £3700 for parishioner Jane White who volunteers with Mercy Ships. 

The event took place just as the good weather broke however, as Rector, Revd Geoff Hamilton says, “it takes more than rain to stop the people of Mourne from having a great night!”

He continues:

“The support from the local community was so encouraging as they stood in the rain watching around 100 vehicles travelling through the village and surrounding area. The evening continued with hotdogs, and desserts and cups of tea in the church hall. Around 300 people packed into the hall to enjoy the food and craic! 

“It was such a brilliant community night with everyone enjoying coming together again but there was more going on than tractors, hot dogs and desserts as this was an event to raise funds and awareness for Jane White. Jane is one of our parishioners who is part of an important ministry called Mercy Ships. Jane and her team deliver vital, free healthcare to people in desperate need. By the end of the evening we had raised £3700 for Jane and her work, with more donations coming in.

“You know, something happens when we come together with a shared focus, as we’re able to do things in a way we couldn’t do as individuals. Even though the rain arrived it didn’t dampen the evening and it was extra special this year as Jane was able to be with us and share a little about her work. 

“We do life better together!”

Jane White who serves aboard the Mercy Ships
Jane White who serves aboard the Mercy Ships