Posted 20 June 2013
Vital sponsorship from award-winning Northern Irish slurry-handling equipment manufacturer, SlurryKat, has helped to boost one of the biggest student clubs at Harper Adams University.
Harper Ireland is a society for students from both the North and Republic of Ireland, attracting past and present students from all courses at the university.
SlurryKat and sister company SK Trailers have kindly donated £1,200 to the club, which has been spent on new branded clothing and helping to run various events around the country.
Garth Cairns, CEO at the SlurryKat Group, said: “We are really pleased to have sponsored Harper Ireland this year. It will really go a long way for the young agricultural trainees and their careers.”
Harper Ireland Chairman, 19-year-old agricultural engineering student David Thornton from County Kildare, said: “As Harper Ireland is one of the biggest clubs at Harper Adams it takes a lot of resources to keep it going.
“We arrange all sorts of social events such as BBQs, paintball trips, Paddy’s Ball and the main highlight of the year – the Harper Ireland dinner.
“It’s vital for students to be able to take a break from studying and get together. There’s a real community feel for students from both Northern Ireland and the Republic as we are all in it together.
“I’m really delighted that SlurryKat has chosen to sponsor us. Being associated with such a well-established brand is a real privilege and can only be of benefit to us when achieving our goals.”
Garth Cairns from SlurryKat met with Harper Ireland at the 2013 Balmoral Show, where thanks were given to Garth for the kind sponsorship.
The students that attended the show included former Harper Ireland Chairman, Niall Morrow from Belfast, who had worked hard to secure the sponsorship.