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WW1 Centenary truck supporting Help for Heroes plus exciting competition to win a WW1 tour of the Battlefields for 2 people


Staff at Whitkirk’s have chosen Help for Heroes as their Charity of the Year for 2019 and voted to decorate a striking poppy livery on a new Mercedes Tractor unit and Clayton Vallelly vacuum tanker in honour of marking the centenary of the end of World War 1.



It seemed appropriate that the vehicle which entered the fleet during the week of the Centenary Remembrance celebrations, was decorated with hundreds of poppies as if they were fluttering in the wind. Signs Express York completed the signwriting task.

The striking design will certainly will help to raise awareness amongst other road users and help to promote this amazing charity. Help for Heroes provide recovery and support for the armed forces community whose lives are affected by their service, no matter when they served.


In honour of those who gave their lives for us, Whitkirk are also running an exciting competition for 2 people to win a trip to walk in the footsteps of heroes on a Leger Battlefield tour of Remembrance and Discovery accompanied by the eminent Battlefield Historian Paul Reed.

Worth over £1,000, this coach tour will take you and a guest to the key sites of WW1 on the Western Front in Belgium and France, spend five days visiting the surrounding area of Ypres, The Somme, Arras and the Vimy Ridge. See the Thiepval Memorial at Menin Gate and pay your respects to the fallen that are commemorated there. Visit the original WW1 trenches preserved at Sanctuary Wood, as you discover what the Great War was all about. All accommodation and meals are included in this prize over 4 nights and 5 days.

How to enter:-

Copy the form below, click the email link, then paste, complete the form and press send ! Or simply print off the entry form, complete and post to our office.It's as simple as that - good luck ! 


1.  After the First World War, which poet was said to have inspired the adaptation of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance with his poem ‘In Flanders Fields’?





Tie breaker: Nearest to the exact amount wins….


2.  How many poppies appear on the new tractor unit and tanker (combined)?









Email address:




Send your completed entry form to:

Whitkirk Waste Solutions Limited, Longbridge House Farm, Stillington Road, Easingwold, York, North Yorkshire YO61 3ET or email a scanned copy of your entry form to

The small print…..

Competition end date for entries is Friday 30th November 2018 and the winner will be contacted and announced by Friday 7th December 2018.

This trip is for 2 people and must be taken at the same time no later than 30th April 2019.

Competition not open to any employees or direct relatives of Whitkirk Waste Solutions Limited or the Bowring Group.

You agree to us using your image in order to advertise the winner of this competition.

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Published 2018-11-09 13:49:56

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