We're excited to announce we've donated the use of a new Ford Ranger, nicknamed 'Rudolph the Ranger' to Santa Clause who will be using the vehicle to pull his sleigh around Burton and the surrounding areas over the next 3 weeks. We've donated the use of the vehicle as part of this fantastic festive event, organised by the wonderful Burton Upon Trent Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE)Award Committee.
Martin Hulbert, Chairman at Burton DofE had this to say about our donation: "On behalf of the DofE committee (and Santa) I wanted to thank TCH for donating the Ford Ranger for our forth coming Santa pulls. Whilst I am a grown man I simply can not tell you how excited I am about getting Rudolph the Ranger. For us as a committee, Rudolph is perhaps the biggest expense that we face for the Santa pulls and to have TCH donate the Ford Ranger to us has blown us all away".
There are currently over 300 young people enrolled on the DofE Award through 2 schools in Burton. These young people not only gain an award at the end of each year but more importantly they are able to contribute over 4,000 hours of voluntary help to a diverse range of charities and organisations. Getting young people involved in voluntary activities is one of the more important aspects of the DofE Award and our help and support allows them to continue expanding so that they can fully support these young people.
By simply providing the DofE with our Rudolph Ranger, it is also a big stepping stone for the committee as it shows that they have the support of big companies in and around Burton, something they struggle with constantly and this is now beginning to attract attention from other companies.
Martin concluded, "I cannot thank you enough for your help and assistance with this whole project and I am so looking forward to seeing Rudolph the Ranger pulling the DofE Santa Sleigh".
If you spot Rudolph the Ranger in action around Burton please share a picture with us on social media.
If you have any questions regarding the new Ford Ranger, any other vehicle in the Ford new car or commercial range, or you'd like to know more about our charitable efforts and donations, please contact your local TC Harrison Ford dealership.