Truckers swap steering wheel for microphone!
A bunch of UK truckers have traded in their steering wheels for microphones – and they have recorded a Christmas single!
We haven’t heard the single yet (it’s only being released on Monday, December 17). And so we cannot say if the truckers will end up with a musical reputation to rival the Beatles. But they will certainly rev up the engines of Help for Heroes charity. That’s because all funds raised from sales of this song will go to this charity, which supports servicemen, women and veterans who have become wounded, injured or sick while serving their country.
The truckers are all stars of a rather unusual reality series, which documents the day-to-day work of the employees of Eddie Stobart haulage company. The series – rather unimaginatively named Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers – is aired on Channel 5 over in the UK.
Ten of the trucking stars from this reality television series produced the single, which is a special rendition of 12 Days of Christmas.
“The drivers have worked hard recording the song and it’s for a very worthwhile cause that is close to the hearts of many of us at Eddie Stobart,” says the Stobart Group’s, William Stobart. “We really want the British public to get behind this single and raise as much money as possible to ensure this important work continues.”
Help for Heroes co-founder and CEO, Bryn Parry says: “We are delighted that Eddie Stobart is releasing a Christmas single to fundraise for Help for Heroes. The funds will provide lifelong support for those who have suffered life changing injuries or illnesses while serving our country.”
The song’s features lyrics poke fun at the work Eddie Stobart does during this busy time of year. This Christmas the haulier will deliver 500 000 Christmas trees, 40 million mince pies and a consignment every 20 seconds!
Eddie Stobart Truckers: 12 Days of Christmas will be available for both a music and video download, priced at 79 p and £1.29 respectively (about R11 and R18, depending on exchange rates), from December 17.
If you’re not interested in the song but would like to see the television series, go to http://www.channel5.com/shows/eddie-stobart-trucks-trailers/