Overwhelming support for Newtown Tractor Run

By Dionne Meehan

AN EMERGENCY Tractor Run in Newtowncunningham received overwhelming support at the weekend.

The Tractor Run was organised to assist three Newtowncunningham families whose homes were struck by lightning during last month’s Storm Isha.


From electrical damage to serious structural damage, these families are now left picking up the pieces.

With hundreds turning out to show their support, local councillor Paul Canning said this event showed what the word “community” means to the people of Netowncunningham and the surrounding areas.

“I would like to thank everyone that helped in any way and to everyone that supported the event,” he said.

Describing the support as “unreal”, Debbie Nesbitt, whose home was been left uninhabitable as a result of last month’s lightning strike, said her family’s hearts are full.

The Newtowncunningham Tractor Run Committee also took the time to express their gratitude.

“The Newtowncunningham Tractor Run Committee would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to turn up and showed how much support there was for those that have been severely affected by the lightning strikes that damaged homes in the community.

“In turn, they have helped raise monies for the ‘Newtowncunningham Lightning Fund’ which was set up to help them get back to some sort of normality.


“The turnout was overwhelming for those left in complete turmoil only weeks ago.

“When we ask for your help and support you never fail to deliver,” a spokesperson concluded.

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