If you live near the TC Harrison Ford in Burton Upon Trent branch, then this year keep an eye out for our very special Ford Sl-Edge (see what we did there) currently in the middle of its tour towing Santa’s Sleigh around Burton for the Burton Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme!
At TC Harrison in Burton we are proud to donate the use of a new Ford Edge as part of this fantastic festive event, organised by the wonderful Burton Upon Trent Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award Committee. The BDofE work hard to improve the lives and skills of young people across the region and you can see the new Ford Sl-Edge with Santa in the following villages this weekend…
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 in the area. 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.
We've been supporting the DofE for a number of years now and by simply providing a vehicle to pull their sleigh, it shows that they have the backing of big companies in and around Burton, something they struggle with constantly and this is now beginning to attract attention from other companies.
Martin Hulbert, Chairman at Burton DofE had this to say about our donation, "I cannot thank you enough for your help and assistance with this whole project again this year and I am so looking forward to seeing the Sl-Edge pulling the DofE Santa Sleigh."
We’ve spoken to Santa since he took delivery of the new Ford Sl-Edge and up to now his favourite features are the LED Adaptive Headlights which adapt to the road and weather conditions helping him gets his rounds done easier. Santa is also highly impressed by the Trailer Sway Assist which helps stabilise his Sleigh, and the Handsfree Tailgate which helps the Elves load presents into the boot more quickly!
If you spot the TC Harrison Sl-Edge in action in around Burton, please share a photo with us on social media.