Little Oliver-James lives on through Stewartstown family’s charity tractor run

Little Oliver-James McCrea died suddenly aged three

Little Oliver-James McCrea died suddenly aged three

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The family of little Oliver-James McCrea have again organised a charity tractor run in the three-year-old’s memory.

Oliver-James died unexpectedly in 2011 and since his death, his parents Andrew and Laura-Jayne McCrea have been supporting the charity Friends of Africa missionary Endeavour [FAME] who have worked in Kenya since 1997.

Because the Stewartstown family have done so much for FAME a plaque has been erected at its Kenyan site in honour of Oliver-James by family-friend, Rodney Davidson who has lived and worked in Kenya for over five and a half years with his family.

As well as providing care and finding homes for abandoned babies, FAME has also been working tirelessly to set up a new unit for children up to three-years-old.

But all this would not be possible without the generosity of people in Mid Ulster according to Cookstown man Rodney.

The McCreas and their three children travelled to Kenya in July to see first-hand how their fundraising has helped FAME.

As well as spending time with 180 orphans they were guests of honour at the opening of a new outreach medical clinic where FAME now employs a full-time nurse.

This year’s tractor run is on Saturday, August 22 from McCrea’s farm [192 Coagh Road, Stewartstown, BT71 5LW] at 5pm; spectators will need to be in Cookstown centre for 6pm to see the tractors come through at 6.15pm.

At 7.30pm a barbecue, and hog roast, will be provided by Jean Maguire.

For more details see the family’s Facebook page