Northern Ireland based DAF dealer, TBF Thompson has donated one of its DAF XF demonstrator vehicles to a team of truck drivers for use in a charity convoy to Romania this holiday season.
Lady Truckers Charity Convoy is a small team of three truckers from Ireland who have been working hard this month, preparing for their journey to a small town in Romania with CrossCause.ie where they will be delivering aid. CrossCause sources a variety of much needed items such as food, toiletries, medical equipment, as well as Christmas shoeboxes to send to the community of Nicoresti, Romania.
CrossCause started after the fall of the Romanian regime in 1990 when the world was made aware of the horrors of the country’s institutions. One renowned orphanage from Nicoresti received a lot of media interest, after many years toiling against the authorities the orphanage purchased a small house for €6,500, providing a home for many children. This orphanage is now named CrossCause, and the house, Casa Bridget. The house has since expanded and each day up to 40 local children from poor backgrounds join them for schooling and a hot meal.
CrossCause has also grown its operation, now providing aid to people in Ghana as well as Nicoresti and its surrounding villages. They now help to provide electricity, medicine, housing, schooling and many essential things these communities need.
Lady Truckers Charity Convoy will be on the road over the next week to make sure these items get delivered in time. One of the vehicles that will be in the convoy is a New DAF XF 530, kindly donated by DAF dealer, TBF Thompson speaking of the donation Alan Espie, Director, said:
“When we were first approached by the Lady Truckers, we knew that this was a journey we wanted to be involved with. We’re proud to see one of our trucks being used for such a noble cause and look forward to seeing where the XF travels and the people it meets. On behalf of everyone here at TBF Thompson DAF Trucks, we wish the Lady Truckers a safe journey and give our very best wishes to those in Nicoresti."