Transition Year students raise almost €11,000 for Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation

TY fundraiser for Hospice raised almost €11,000 Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation.

Transition year students at CBS Roscommon, Tommie O’Hara and Sean McCormack were behind a huge tractor run that happened in Roscommon Town at the beginning of March.

The TY fundraiser for Hospice was a tractor run was in memory of Tommie’s sister, Tracey Brennan, who came to prominence having campaigned for the drug Pembro to be available to all cervical cancer patients. Tracey passed away last year.

Tommie and Sean came up with the idea of a tractor run for their transition year project, as they are both ‘into tractors’ according to Tommie.

Over 200 tractors turned out for the event, held on March 8th in Roscommon Mart.

Following the run and a raffle held on the day, a total of €10, 736.65 was raised for Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

CEO of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Martina Jennings said: ‘We were blown away by the amount raised by the tractor run and the fact that Tommie and Sean are two transition year students and are still so young but still decided to organise something that will benefit so many palliative care patients. They truly are incredible young men.’