27th Oct, 2016

First truck show hailed success

Evesham Editorial 6th May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’S first Truck Show was hailed a success after the event raised just under £4,000 for charity.

Vale residents and lorry enthusiasts were treated to an array of the juggernauts of all shapes and sizes over the weekend (April 25 to 26), and had the chance to get up close with the vehicles along with taking part in other activities at the event.

Local charities including Mezzo Dance Company, Evesham Sea Cadets and the German Shepherd Elite attended and supported the show, where there were awards for the best overall truck and best working truck.

Just under £4,000 was raised for charity with £500 raised for Cancer Research UK and £3,500 for ‘Olivia’s Dream’, in aid of an eight-year-old Vale girl with birth complications who hopes to one day walk unaided.

Event organiser Lisa Beasley said: “It was an amazing success, the show was fantastic with lots of local people coming along to support us.

“We did a minute of horns for local Badsey gentlemen Steve Brooks who sadly passed away on Thursday before the show, he was planning on coming over the weekend as he is a local lorry driver, his family was in attendance and his son started of the

horns off.

“All in all it was amazing, we are already planning for next year for a bigger and better show.”

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Truckfest 1815009E Mark Russell and his Scania 143

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Truckfest’s debut raised just under £4000 for charity. 1815009E