Following the huge success of last year’s ‘Marston’s Beer Festival & Family Fun Day’, Keltruck Burton returned to show support for the event and their chosen charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care.

With the sun shining, the crowds bustling and a vast array of stands with entertainment for the whole family, a fun time was had by all.

The Keltruck stand, amongst others, kept the crowds entertained with a variety of games including tombola, highest score with 6 darts and remote controlled trucks competing to be fastest around the purpose built track (made by Alan Hill and his son, Aden). Visitors were also given the opportunity to guess the amount of glasses in the Burton Union barrel, the prize being a trip around the brewery and a meal for two in the visitors’ centre (donated by Marston’s).

Also showing on the Keltruck stand were customer classics, including A S Taylor’s classic 1994 3-series Scania V8 500, and Derby based recovery company Shipton Recovery’s powerful Scania R620 V8 Recovery vehicle. Alongside these vehicles was a Scania R440 which was kindly supplied by Scania Truck Rental.

The day wouldn’t be complete without Keltruck’s own Chris Murphy’s band, “Three Less Than Five”, who played four sets throughout the day and closed the day with a hour long set for everyone to dance to.

Keltruck would like to say a special ‘thank you’ to Steve Martin at Scania Truck Rental for donating £200, John Taylor of A S Taylor and Phil Shipton of Shipton Recovery for the use of their vehicles and of course to Graham Benford at Marston’s for inviting us to participate in the event and the on-going great working relationship between our two companies.

Burton Branch Manager Chris Murphy said: “We managed to raise £600 in total including a donation of £150 from Marston’s to Keltruck’s chosen charity. All in all it was good support for one of our biggest customers and a great way to raise money for a charity close to everyone’s heart.”

Marstons PLC
Andrew Bentley, MInst SMM
Head of Vehicle Contracts and Marketing