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If you have an impressive tractor or a vintage engine, this St Patrick’s Day weekend is your time to shine.

A charity race of vintage tractors and cars will set off from Churchill this Sunday March 20 at 1pm – and all are welcome to take part or enjoy the spectacle.

The event is in aid of the three charities linked to this year’s North West 10K – Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group, The No Barriers Foundation, Donegal Branch of Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus.

Registration takes place from 12 noon at Wilkin’s Bar Churchill (€20 per vehicle), and there will be soup and rolls provided on return.

All proceeds from the event will support the charities below.

SBHI: The Donegal Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Branch was established in 2010 due to lack of support and information from local families. The aim of the national association is to provide information, advice and support to people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, their parents and carers, as well as to promote social inclusion and equal opportunities. people with these conditions in our society. The group is made up of families and caregivers who support each other through the journey of life.

NO BARRIERS FOUNDATION: The No Barriers Foundation operates an inclusive healthcare facility in Letterkenny and is equipped with specialist neurological equipment enabling anyone with a disability to exercise and improve their current level of physical and mental health, regardless of is its current reference level. No Barriers is a highly innovative social enterprise, largely through the use of an Ekso Bionics robotic exoskeleton – the only such suit in the Northwest for breakthrough rehabilitation.

DONEGAL DIABETES PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: Donegal Diabetes Parents Group is dedicated to helping families of children with diabetes. They achieve this by providing support, education and motivation. They also raise awareness about diabetes and its symptoms and challenges and fund research to find a cure. The 25th North West 10k takes place on Monday, May 2 in Letterkenny at 11 a.m.

To enter the NW10k, click here

The entrance fee is €15.

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