THE Forest Machine Operators Blog’s Christmas fundraiser 2019 raised over €20,000 for charity.

The Blog, which now has over 30,000 members, raised in excess of a whopping €22,600 for its chosen charity, Samaritans.

As usual, a number of fantastic prizes were up for grabs, including all-expenses-paid VIP trip to the Komatsu Forest factory in Sweden, and an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to John Deere’s factory in Finland.

Blog founder Mark Curtis extended a hearty thank you to everyone who took part.

Full list of prizes and winners:

KOMATSU FOREST – Trip to Komatsu Forest factory in Umeå, Sweden: CB Forestry

Runner up: Phil Cooper

JOHN DEERE FORESTRY UK – Trip to John Deere factory in Joensuu, Finland: Jonathan Cook

Runner up: Stuart Elliot

£150 voucher: Chudders Wilkinson

£150 voucher: Adrian Ball

£150 voucher: Joe Litter

PONSSE UK – £500 worth of travel vouchers: Sam Wickens

HUSQVARNA UK – Pro forestry helmet: Eamon Scanlan

JAS P WILSON – jacket and goody bag: Tom McCracken

OAKLEAF FORESTRY – goody bag: CB Forestry

AFM FOREST – goody bag: Tom McCracken

LB GREMO, ECO LOG IRELAND – Eco Log goody bag: Mark Thomson

WM CLARK & SON – Side-Winder track tensioner: Noel Riordan

TREETOP FORESTRY – Tigercat goody bag: Tom Vanstone

JOHN DEERE FORESTRY IRELAND – €500 of clothing vouchers for John Deere shop: Duncan Gilles

GB LUBRICANTS – £100 vouchers and GB goody bag: Donal Connolly

IGGESUND FOREST – box of saw bars and chains – Lee Williamson

VALTRA/JOHNSON TRACTORS – Valtra goody bag: Calum Duffy