Southern Area Hospice Services has announced that tickets have gone on sale for ‘The Farmer Wants a Wife’, a fun-filled fundraising event which will take place at Armagh City Hotel on Friday 25th September, generously supported by main sponsors, Tullyherron Farm Feeds and also by Armagh City Hotel.
A number of single farmers are ready to take to the stage at ‘The Farmer Wants a Wife’ in a bid to impress all the single ladies in the audience in the hope of winning themselves a date with a potential future wife.
The farmers will be interviewed on stage by MC for the event, Mr. Malachi Cush who will put them through their paces by quizzing them about their farms, their machinery and of course what qualities they are looking for in a potential future wife. Some of the farmers may surprise the audience by performing a talent as part of their interview – talents in previous years have included everything from cow milking demonstrations to Irish Dancing so who knows what the farmers will have in store this year.
After the interviews it will be down to the audience and the judging panel which includes, Lynette Fay of BBC Radio Ulster, Roberta Simmons, President of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster and Farmer Joe, star of recent comedy production, ‘Farmer Joe and His John Deere Tractor’ to vote for their favourite farmer who will then win a date with a potential future wife.
All the money raised at ‘The Farmer Wants a Wife’ will help Southern Area Hospice Services to continue their work in the local area, caring for people who are living with Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease. In order to maintain the level of care currently available, Southern Area Hospice Services must raise £2.38 million in 2015 alone - events such as the’ The Farmer Wants a Wife’ make a valuable contribution towards this target.
Kieran Shields, Director of Tullyherron Farm Feeds Ltd said, “This is our third consecutive year as main sponsor of this fantastic event and we are as proud as ever to be involved with it. The Southern Area Hospice Services do great work in this area and without events such as ‘The Farmer Wants a Wife’ a lot of this work wouldn’t be possible. The last two years have been a huge success and I believe this year will prove to be just that – if not better. I would encourage everyone, both young and old to show their support in raising much needed funds for this worthy cause.”
If you would like to come along and support the farmers and the Southern Area Hospice Services get your tickets now before they’re all gone. They are only £12.50 each and are on sale from Southern Area Hospice Services reception (Courtenay Hill, Newry), Armagh City Hotel reception, Tullyherron Farm Feeds, by ringing Anne on 028 30251333 or online at www.eventbrite.co.uk.