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Incredible effort as Laois Vintage Run smashes the €1 million barrier

Laois Vintage Run

The wonderful Laois Vintage Run took place on Saturday with an array of classic cars and tractors traversing the county in the glorious August sunshine.

And as a charitable event for Laois Hospice, first set up in the mid 1990s, this weekend saw the fundraising effort go past the €1 million mark since its inception.

A selection of vintage enthusiasts left Treacy’s of The Heath on Saturday morning – travelling around the Slieve Blooms and back again, with an official stop off at the Camross Inn.

A shorter spin made its way to Mountrath, with a stop off at the Deadman’s in Ballyfin.

It was the first Laois Vintage Run since 2019 – and the 25th overall, allowing for the two years where there could be no event because of Covid.

A great day out first of all – with plenty of family entertainment on site at the base at Treacy’s – it has also proven to be a remarkable fundraiser for Laois Hospice.

“All the money raised goes directly to fund a Laois Hospice palliative care nurse. There is no middleman,” said organiser Tommy Treacy last week ahead of the event.

“As a group, we are forever mindful of the importance of retaining and developing the services of hospice in Laois and through our years of fundraising, this aim is, and always will be foremost in our mind,” added fellow organiser Noelle Graham.

“As Laois Vintage is an independent fundraising body, we, at the end of each year, pass on all monies to Laois Hospice where they in turn provide for the needs of the terminally ill in our community.”

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