Playing the name game for deprived youngsters

Riches Transport are giving people the chance to name a new truck for charity.''Pictured: Chris Riches and Chris Riches
Riches Transport are giving people the chance to name a new truck for charity.''Pictured: Chris Riches and Chris Riches

It’s all in the name of charity for a haulage firm which is offering the unique chance to name a new state of the art truck to raise funds for deprived youngsters in India.

Riches Transport, in Thetford, has launched a raffle allowing anyone interested to submit names for their new Volvo FH truck while donating a minimum of £20 to benefit the Educators’ Trust India, in Goa.

The charity runs educational and welfare projects for children of migrant workers and has received support from the firm for the last four to five years.

Wendy Riches, who runs the family business with husband Chris, son Christopher and daughter-in-law Liana, said they thought the raffle would be a ‘novel idea’ to raise money for the charity.

The firm’s fleet of trucks are named after family members.

Mrs Riches said: “We’re looking to put everyone’s name into a draw. I’m hoping someone from the charity will come to pick the name out.”

The company also supports the charity El Shaddai which helps relieve the suffering of homeless children in Goa.

Her husband Chris praised the new truck for its state of the art safety features.

The closing date for the draw is August 31 and people can enter more than once for each £20 or more donated.

For further information and to donate visit http://www.justgiving.com/Chris-Riches1