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Farming community spearheads raising of £22,000 for NI Children’s Hospice

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The farming community from right across Northern Ireland, Scotland and England have come together to raise vital funds for NI Children's Hospice as it continues to provide wonderful care for a young Trillick boy living with a rare neurodegenerative condition.
Andrew McFarland, who is just eight years old, is living with a variant form of Late Infantile Batten Disease (CLN5) which causes blindness, complex epilepsy, loss of mobility and the ability to communicate.
After hearing the story of Andrew, the Northern Ireland Limousin Club leapt into action with a plan to raise funds for the NI Children's Hospice which has supported his family in recent months.
At the outset, they could not have imagined that the plan would lead to a record price for a Limousin embryo when on Saturday, May 5, the hammer at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, went down at 8,000gns.
Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution...

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