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Trio to be remembered with tractor run

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By Fiona Reid
Moffat
Trio to be remembered with tractor run

A TRACTOR run will take place around Moffat next month to raise money for a very special bench.

Jack Mellin is organising the event, on May 8, in memory of the three teenagers who died in a car accident near Dumfries on March 16.

He hopes to raise enough money to be able to purchase a memorial bench to place in Station Park for his friends, Finlay Johns, Ian Cannon and Tyler Johnston, who were all just 16 when they were killed in the collision on the A711.

Any spare money will be donated to charity.

Jack said: “This is my first tractor run of my own ever, with a lot of help from surrounding friends and family.

“I am an agricultural contractor which is why a tractor run came up to be the first idea of my mind and it hopefully should, fingers crossed, be a good turn out.”

Explaining why he picked the park, he said: “That was their place to socialise and chill, so my idea was that it would be a nice place to sit and enjoy our memories with them and relax.”

Participants should meet at the Green Frog in Moffat at 10 am on the morning of May 8, ready for an 11.30 am departure. The route will head towards Greenhillstairs then take in Beattock, Lochwood Mains, Johnstonebridge, Wamphray and back to Moffat.

It is expected to last just over an hour.

  • For more information, contact Jack through Facebook.

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