Latest Laois Event: Go Backwards Fundraiser at Ploughing Championships to hit top gear for Cancer Care
GOING BACKWARDS TO GO FORWARDS FOR CANCER CARE
Patrick Kelly from Castletown will attempt a world record in driving a tractor and trailer, in reverse, during the National Ploughing Championships. He will attempt this challenge in a 1962 Massey Ferguson tractor with no power steering.
The National Ploughing Championships will take place in Ratheniska, Co. Laois from September 20th to 22nd. This Guinness world record attempt will take place on Wednesday 21st September.
This extraordinary fundraising effort – to raise over €150,000 – by Patrick is in honour of his mother, Mai Kelly, who died of cancer. All proceeds will be used to support cancer care in St James’s Hospital.
St James’s Hospital and Cancer
St James’s Hospital treats over 4,000 cases every year and more cancers than any other hospital.
Behind each of these numbers is a patient living with cancer. The Hospital, in alliance with Trinity
College Dublin (Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute) is creating Ireland’s first Comprehensive Cancer Centre already accredited by the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) and is positioned to bring Ireland’s contribution in the fight against cancer to a new level.