The charity truck run being held in Camlough near Newry on June 4th to raise funds for the PIPS organisation could be heading for the record books!
Guinness World Records have approved the event to officially attempt to set a world record for the largest parade of trucks.
The current record for this category is 480 trucks in Egypt and considering there were in excess of 350 trucks at the last truck run in Camlough, organisers feel they are well capable of this challenge.
“This is a big challenge we’ve committed to but as you will be well aware, the trucking community in Ireland as a whole are always very supportive of such events like this,” say the organisers.
The ‘Keep Er Lit For PIPS Truck Run’ is being staged in memory of Stephen Farrell on what will be the 10th anniversary of his passing. PIPS delivers Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Services, Counselling and Therapies across Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland.
Stephen got his HGV license in 2010. He had big plans for the future of JF Haulage. His first task was to get a lorry sign written so off to Conor Clarke Graphics he went. To this day you can still see his design on JF Haulage lorries.
2010 also saw the birth of Stephen’s son Callum; now aged 12, Callum is showing signs that trucking is in his blood and there is no doubt that he’ll be the 4th generation Farrell lorry driver.
Stephen’s brothers Sean and Brian along with Stephen’s son Callum will lead the convoy out of Camlough in the same lorry that took Stephen to his final destination. To find out how you can support the event, log on to https://www.pipshopeandsupport.org/keep-er-lit-4-pips-in-memory-of-stephen-farrell