It is now over ten years since the inception of the Northern Ireland Farm Toy and Model Show at Portrush.
The event dedicated to the miniature world of tractors has served to encourage, inspire and develop this intergenerational interest throughout Northern Ireland, Donegal and further.
At the next Northern Ireland Farm Toy and Model Show on Good Friday, March 25 at the Magherabuoy House Hotel the William Walker Living Oak Fund of NI Chest Heart and Stroke is to be the charity partner.
The Fund was set up in memory of young farmer William Walker from Islandmore near Portrush, who died suddenly in May 2011.
William who was a member of Moycraig Young Farmers Club, had been waiting for a heart operation.
“We wanted to raise funds for NICHS in William’s memory because of the heart condition he lived with. It also helps keep us focused organising events and we feel it keeps us closer to him.” stated the Walker family.
To date £20,363.00 has been raised.
Show organiser, Alistair Bell, says: “ The William Walker Living Oak Fund has a very close linkage with the Portrush Show and I sincerely hope that the Walker family will be encouraged through a generous response to the fundraising efforts at the event.”