Charity tractor run in memory of young son

A charity event will be held in Stewartstown on a farm similar to this one.
A charity event will be held in Stewartstown on a farm similar to this one.

A FAMILY from Stewartstown will be hosting a charity tractor run and hog roast barbecue at their farm on the Coagh Road on Saturday (August 24).

The night is in memory of Andrew and Laura-Jayne McCrea’s son, Oliver-James, who died very unexpectedly two and a half years ago, aged just three and half.

At 5pm sharp the tractor run will begin at Andrew’s farm. After the tractor run, at 8pm, there will be a hog roast and barbecue as well as a charity auction. Mr George Barclay will be coming along with his praise group ‘Vision Praise’ will have a short time of praise before delivering an epilogue.

A separate tent will be set aside for children on the night, with plenty of activities and fun organised to keep them occupied, and this will be catered for and supervised by Hope For Youth Ministries.

Proceeds from the night will be donated to an orphanage and child rescue centre in eastern Kenya which is currently supporting 200 children and is run by the charity FAME, Friends of Africa Missionary Endeavour. The centre provides humanitarian aid and medicine as well as Christian outreach in that area.

Cookstown man Rodney Davidson left these shores to help run the orphanage back in 2010 along with his wife Alma and their four children Jordan, Amy, Calvin and Grace.

The cost of a ticket for the evening is £10 per adult, £5 for under 16-year-olds, and under 12-year-olds go free.

Andrew’s farm is at 192 Coagh Road, Stewartstown, BT71 5LW.

For more information or to purchase a ticket contact Andrew McCrea on 07973 566596 or