Stena Line a sponsor of Irvinestown Truck Festival 2015 to help raise vital funds



Stena Line Freight is on board once again with Marie Curie Cancer Care in Northern Ireland as a sponsor of the Irvinestown Truck Festival 2015 which takes place on Sunday July19.

The event, which is part of the Lady of the Lakes Festival, takes place from July 17 – 19 and attracts approximately 300 trucks each year. The lorries drive in convoy for 40 miles around the scenic lakes of Fermanagh.  This spectacular sight navigates the windy roads, weaving through the Fermanagh lakes and calls in at all the picturesque villages en route. To date the event has raised in excess of £456,000 for Marie Curie Nurses. 

In 2014, Stena Line Freight raised an amazing £5,500 with two teams of 5 entering the Belfast City Marathon and this year the team hope to beat last year’s amount by challenging themselves to a cycle ride from Belfast to Dublin, across on the ferry to Holyhead and then back on the bikes up to our Birkenhead Terminal in Merseyside – a total of 216 miles over two days.

Richard O’Loughlin, Stena Line Freight’s Area Sales Manager said: “This is the fourth year we have been a sponsor of the Irvinestown Truck Festival which is all in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care in Northern Ireland. Every year we try to think of a new way to beat the amount we raised the year before – three years ago it was with a truck pull in Stena Line’s VT4 Terminal, two years ago it was a sponsored bike ride from Belfast to Irvinestown, last year we entered two teams in the Belfast Marathon and this year we are back on the bikes with a group of at least 4 of us doing the 216 miles and maybe a few colleagues and customers joining us for a few miles along the way.

“Every year we receive fantastic support from Stena Line Freight customers who very kindly sponsor us and every penny counts for this fantastic cause.  We are urging people to dig deep and sponsor us and they can also show their support by joining us for a few miles on the bikes on the 4th and 5th of September this year” Richard added.  

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