Following a farm-related accident last year and the response of West Cork Rapid Response (WCRR), a group of agri-related people will host a fund-raiser for the organisation tomorrow, January 21.

Dr. Jason van der Velde and the WCRR team respond to accidents and emergencies as a volunteer paramedic with his own jeep and equipment and have saved numerous lives in west cork over recent years including numerous work-related accidents.

A group of contractors, employees, friends and colleagues came up with the novel idea of hosting a battle of the contractors event (without the tractors) at the karting centre in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork in order to raise funds and give back to Rapid Response as well as help educate people on health and safety and the dangers around machinery.

On the night 23 teams, comprising five members each, will battle it out on the track to be crowned champions.

This event will take place in Kartworld in Watergrasshill from 4pm and promises to be a highly entertaining night. Due to overwhelming support, the Race Card for the night is full.

Sumo wrestling, a raffle and competitions to predict the race results on the night will also feature.

All spectators and supporters are welcome on the night. All proceeds from the night are in aid of Dr. Jason van der Velde and West Cork Rapid Response. Anyone who cannot attend can donate to the cause on Go Fund Me.

In addition, Dr. Jason will be on site during the event giving safety demonstrations in relation to common workplace accidents in farming.

WCRR is an entirely voluntary group working in partnership with and supporting the existing HSE Emergency Medical services.

The Rapid Response Vehicle and volunteers are declared National Ambulance Service assets based in and serving all of West Cork.