The UK’s most affordable 4×4 double-cab pick-up will be used by the charity to tow a 2.5-tonne, 24ft high climbing wallaround the UK and Ireland throughout 2014 to raise awareness for the charity. Exploiting the Steed’s full towing capability and ample load bay storage area, together with its all-terrain flexibility, Eye Feel Good will put the Steed through its paces on a daily basis.
The climbing wall being towed by the Steed, kitted out with a range of routes for all abilities, makes for a fun and challenging addition to school sports days, scouting events, community youth projects or corporate events.
“We’re delighted to be able to support a charity like Eye Feel Good, which has raised over £50,000 to date since it started in 2009, and with the Great Wall’s certified towing capacity of 2,500kg it’s the perfect partner for Eye Feel Good’s touring campaign,” commented Neville Matthews, Managing Director, Great Wall UK.
In handing over the Steed to the charity, Matthews was joined by Noel Hughes of Great Wall Motors, as well as Peter Eakin, Des Orr, John Barr and Noel Gormley who all run Great Wall dealerships in Northern Ireland. Eye Feel Good’s Chief Executive, Richard Fee, collected the vehicle on behalf of the charity.
Fee added: “We’re very grateful to the team at Great Wall for all their support. With the loan of a Steed, we will be able to travel all over the country with our own ‘great wall’ – of the climbing variety – so we’ll have the opportunity to raise awareness and much-needed funds to assist those living with cancer.”
Eye Feel Good’s aim is to raise money for those living with cancer – in all 26 districts in Northern Ireland – by inviting people to take part in a wide range of money-raising events, including wedding fairs, fashions shows, canoeing, football and rugby matches. The charity also organises fun outdoor activities for children during the holidays.