Cooper Tire pumped up for charity auction
By PRW Staff
Posted 17 September 2012
Cooper Tire Europe is auctioning three ‘art tyres’ with all proceeds going to the Help for Heroes recovery centre at Tedworth House in Tidworth.
All proceeds from the auction will go to Tedworth House
Artist John Wilson designed and painted a floral scene on an Avon motorcycle tyre, Richard Rowan created a central winter scene on an Avon Ice Touring ST winter tyre, while Stefan Marner transformed his Avon winter tyre into an oversized engagement ring.
Cooper Tire Europe marketing communications manager, Sarah McRoberts, said: “When the decision to auction the tyres was taken, it felt only right that we donate the proceeds to a cause which we have worked so closely and one we fully endorse.
“The work that Tedworth House does, with the support of Help for Heroes and other service charities, is truly life-changing and inspirational and we’re delighted that we can help the centre continue to support injured servicemen, servicewomen and their families.”
The auction, which is live on eBay, closes on Saturday 22 September.
The tyre manufacturer is an official supporter of the Race2Recovery team (R2R), which is predominantly made up of injured soldiers with a passion for speed.
The team aims to compete in the Dakar Rally in 2013 on Cooper tyres.