Little Amps pull in sponsors for big weekend

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LITTLE Amps Early Years, Upperlands are preparing to hold a sponsored tractor pull on Saturday 31 March to raise essential funds.

They are asking local businesses, clubs or groups of individuals to consider entering a team of 8 to 10 people to raise sponsorship by pulling a vintage TE20 Ferguson (“Wee Grey”) tractor.

Teams will take turns in a relay around an eight mile course. The tractor pull will start at Little Amps in Upperlands at 11am and progress along the Kilrea Road, Moneysharvan Road and Coleraine Road into Maghera, continue along Main Street, Station Road, and Crew Road, Maghera then through Culnady, returning to Little Amps via Tirgarvil Road at approximately 2.30pm. A street collection will also take place along the route.

Little Amps Big Weekend will be set in motion when the children of the community playgroup take part their own sponsored toy tractor and trike pull on Friday 30 March.

Launching both events Early Years Manager Greta Michael said: “We are asking the public to show their support for Little Amps, at a time of funding cuts, so we can continue to provide a high quality pre-school education to local children. We hope our Big Weekend will provide teams with a fun and memorable team-building experience.”

Examples of how any money raised will be used include; necessary building repairs including windows and roof replacement for the side unit, staffing costs and other equipment upgrades. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all participants. Prizes will be given for the team and the individual that have raised the most sponsorship.

If anyone does not wish to enter a team, but would like to show their support, Little Amps would be grateful for donations to cover printing, refreshments, prizes and other materials required for the tractor pull.

To request sponsor sheets or for more information please contact Ruth Scott, Committee Chairperson, on 078 2868 7153, rscott1516@aol.com. Sponsor sheets are also available from Little Amps.