For 2017 Combines 4 Charity aim to create yet another World record by having the most amount of forage harvesters working in the same field at once. The event will take place on May 6th at Tullymeadow, Kiltale, Trim, Co. Meath where we aim to pick up 100 acres of grass in 10 minutes.
A group of crazy farmers who make world records and in doing so help raise much needed funds for charities both locally and nationally.
Combines 4 Charity Ltd was formed in 2009 by a group of 10 cereal famers to establish a new Guinness World Record and raise money for charity. Our original aim was to have 100 combines cutting 100 acres however we ended up with 184 combines working simultaneously and raised ?300,000 for our chosen charities namely Barnardos, Self Help Africa, The National Rehab Hospital, and the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre. However our record was broken in 2010 by the Canadians who had 200 combines working and with Irish pride at stake we are having another record attempt on Saturday July 21st at Duleek Co. Meath where we are hoping to have at least 250 combines working in the same field! In 2010 Combines 4 Charity Ltd raised a further ?100,000 for our chosen charities with a Monster Draw where first prize was a John Deere tractor. In 2010 we entered into a share farming agreement on 100 acres. The idea is that we farm this on a voluntary basis with the support of other cereal growers, chemical companies, local grain merchants and neighbours. Monies raised through farm sales will be donated to our chosen charities.
Currently our 3 main chosen charities are
- Barnardos which is an independent charity who work with vulnerable children and campaign for the rights of all children
- Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth who provide counselling and support for patients & families affected by cancer
- National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire which is a specialist hospital in Dublin for spinal injuries
Other charities which we support and donate to
? - Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Trim, Co. Meath who support people affected by MS
- St Vincent De Paul Co. Meath
- The Aspen Counselling Service, Lucan who support people with mental health issues
- APA who provide basic services to empower vulnerable citizens in Africa
- Leinster River Rescue, Trim, Co. Meath
- Darver and Dromiskin Parish, Co. Louth
- Alzheimers Society, Co. Meath
- Irish Wheelchair Society, Co. Meath
- CASA who support people with disabilities
- Dyslexia Ireland
- Kaana Charity who provide protection of street children in Kampala, Uganda
- Donore National School - Education Support for families
- SoSad who are increasing awareness of suicide and mental health issues