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Trucking for Wishes breaks $100,000 mark

LONDON, Ont. -- Despite the trials and tribulations the trucking industry is facing, its people are still...


This Make-A-Wish bus is now serving London, Ont.-based residents.
This Make-A-Wish bus is now serving London, Ont.-based residents.

LONDON, Ont. — Despite the trials and tribulations the trucking industry is facing, its people are still digging into their collective pockets to help children who are facing far greater challenges in their personal lives.

 

So far this year, NAL Insurance’s Trucking for Wishes program which raises money for Make-A-Wish, have participated in five events and raised over $25,000. The bulk of the funds ($17,980) came from the Truck News/Chevron charity golf tournament, but money was also raised at the Road Today Truck Show, the Stirling Truck Show and the Fergus Truck Show. In fact, program coordinator Aaron Lindsay and his wife Lyndsay also raised more than $4,000 through fundraising efforts associated with their own wedding.

 

Lindsay also announced that the first ever Make-A-Wish city bus has taken to the streets of London, with graphics supplied by Southwood Graphics (see picture).

 

“Since our inception in 2007, this now puts us at over $100,000 raised for children with life threatening illnesses,” said Lindsay. “That is equal to approximately 12.5 wishes granted by the trucking and transportation industries. Congratulations to everyone who has helped us reach this amazing milestone – now on to $250,000!”


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