Achilles Radial Supports Winter Woolies 4WD Run For Charity
The hard working team from the Ohakune based Desert Defenders Off Road Club run a number of annual off-road events to raise money for the Variety Children’s Charity and other community organisations. The Winter Woolies 4WD Run is an annual day trip that escorts participants through the spectacular terrain of the New Zealand Army Training Base in Waiouru. The event caters for a variety of off-road enthusiasts - from heavily equipped off-road trucks (nicknamed the ‘tough trucks’) to family SUVs fitted with off-road tyres (nicknamed the ‘shinies’).
YHI was proud to offer support at this year’s event held on September 13, by donating Achilles Radial goodie bags for entrants & a set of 15” Achilles Radial Desert Hawk XMTs as a prize for a fund raising raffle.
Ninety five trucks attended the event with the help of twenty five volunteers who offered their time as scrutineers, medics, catering, administration and group leaders. Twelve trucks from YHI's social 4X4 Adventures off-road club travelled to the event from Auckland.
The event raised over $7,000.00 for the charity.
About the Desert Defenders Off-Road Club
The DDORC started as a group of Ohakune based friends who have run events to raise money for charity for many years. Twenty years ago Robert Stout helped to organise the first 'Raetihi Ripper' Motor bike trip for the Raetihi School. Since then the group have held many events to raise funds for a variety of causes including local organisations and The Cancer Society. Following the devastating Christchurch earthquake over $8,000.00 was raised for the Salvation Army.
The first trip onto Army Training land was in October 2010 for Variety the Children’s Charity. Since then the group have run two trips a year for Variety and the Variety Bash charities.
In 2013 The DDORC club was officially formed and became an affiliated club to the NZFWDA.
About Achilles Radial Tyres
The Achilles Radial heritage is based on over twenty years of tyre manufacturing and design expertise. Manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest computer modelling and automated manufacturing technologies. Achilles is proud to supply a range of tyres that provide exceptional levels of grip, tyre wear and passenger comfort.
Achilles Radial tyres have been available in New Zealand since 2006, distributed by YHI (New Zealand) Ltd.