MAN Truck & Bus UK set off from South Ribble on Christmas charity tour

Posted on - 8th December, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News

The MAN Truck & Bus set off from South Ribble on the 12 days of Christmas charity tour, supporting Alzheimer’s Society.


After leaving Swindon on the December 4, the MAN Charity Tree Tours first point of call was to Preston, where it delivered cheer to an Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain group. 

The aim of the tour is to thank the army of carers and volunteers who support those living with dementia.

Working with Alzheimer’s Society and partnered by Tesco, Willsmer Wagg and C3 Marketing, the MAN Charity Tree Tour started will go across the country visiting Alzheimer’s Society Memory Cafes and Singing for the Brain groups while dropping off boxes of Christmas goodies.

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Stefan Thyssen, Managing Director, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, said: “We originally started working with Alzheimer’s Society as our chosen charity in April 2023 and throughout the year with the support and efforts of MAN Truck & Bus employees we’ve held several fundraising events in support of this incredible and much-admired charity.

“We all know that Christmas is a time of giving, showing appreciation and spending quality time with loved ones and friends. But as we take a moment to think about the wellbeing of others, our nationwide Charity Tree Tour will deliver a small token of thanks to the many carers and volunteers who tirelessly provide support and care to those facing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

“Thousands of carers and volunteers give their time willingly, without question and with a loving smile. They play a fundamental role in providing vital support, helping reduce isolation felt by people living with dementia and increase the wellbeing of those affected, treating them with courtesy, dignity, appreciation and compassion.”

Over the 12 days, the journey will cover around 1400 miles and deliver 23 goodie boxes.

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