Hospice fundraiser heads to Ballyward

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On Wednesday, 3rd June Ballyward Parish Church are holding their 9th vintage car and tractor road run raising funds for the Southern Area Hospice.

The event starts with registration from 6:30pm, with the first car leaving the hall at 7.30pm and completing a 33 mile run over the beautiful Co Down countryside. The tractors will depart after the cars and complete a shorter eight mile run.

After the run supper is provided in the church hall with lots of homemade goodies to enjoy and plenty of chat and craic. There is no charge for the event but all donations are welcome for the Hospice. Organisers have now raised a total of over £7,500 on the previous events. All participants who register to take part in the event will receive a personalised certificate on completion of the run.

The car route is as follows: Ballyward Road to Castlewellan, Newcastle, Dundrum, Clough, head for Castlewellan turn into Aughlisnafin Road, Ballylough Road, Clanvaraghan Road, Finnis Road, Rathfriland Road, Moneyslane Road and Ballyward Road back to hall.

The tractor route is: Ballyward Road, Gargory Road, Dollys Brae Road, Leitrim Road, Dromara Road, Lighthouse Road, Derryneil Road, Station Road and Ballyward Road.