Modern Tyre manpower moves truck for charity

Paul Leonard from Modern Tyre Service is joined by Paddy Wilson from Foyle Search and Rescue and David Fox and Ray McDaid from Progym to help launch the event which will take place on August 25.

Paul Leonard from Modern Tyre Service is joined by Paddy Wilson from Foyle Search and Rescue and David Fox and Ray McDaid from Progym to help launch the event which will take place on August 25.

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It normally takes a lot of horsepower to move a Volvo truck, but four local men had other ideas at the Modern Tyre depot on Strand Road.

Depot manager Paul Leonard and Paddy Wilson from Foyle Search and Rescue enlisted the help of David Fox and Ray McDaid from Progym to prove that it was possible to move the truck using only manpower.

The short haul effort was used to announce a major family fun day charity event scheduled for Saturday, August 25 when the Volvo truck will be pulled by teams of four from the Modern Tyre depot along Strand Road into the city. For those who don’t want to exert themselves with the truck pull there will also be a bed push which will be just as much fun but not as sore on the muscles.

All money raised will be donated to Foyle Search and Rescue and the Sperrin Ward in Altnagelvin Hospital. The event will start at 11am at Modern Tyre Service’s premises at Strand Road and continue until around 3pm. Everybody is welcome to come and watch the teams take up their challenge. There will be a bouncy castle and face painting for the small kids as well as a Fomula 1 simulator for the big kids with prizes for the fastest times.

If you are interested in taking part please call into Modern Tyre Service, Strand Road where sponsorship forms are available or you can download a form from Facebook page www.facebook.com/moderntyres.