The holidays bypass Swindon again this year

By Claire Dukes - 12 November 2019

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It looks like the holidays are not coming to Swindon again this year as Coca-Cola announces dates for the Christmas Truck Tour 2019.

Now in its ninth year, Coca-Cola's Christmas Truck will tour to 19 locations - down from 24 last year - starting in Edinburgh Friday 15 November and ending in London Sunday 15 November. For the third year in a row, however, Swindon will not be one of the stops. 

A spokesperson for Coca-Cola said: "We try to cover as much of the country as we can but unfortunately we can't visit every town and city. We update the route every year, making sure we visit locations which are easily accessible from the surrounding areas."

This year Coca-Cola has partnered with Crisis, the national homelessness charity, to donate 10p in exchange for each can placed in a recycling bin at the truck tour

Kris Robbens, Marketing Director at Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland, said: “Christmas is all about sharing special moments with friends and loved ones and we’re looking forward to spreading the festive cheer across Great Britain again this year with our iconic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour.

“Whilst Christmas is a moment of celebration, it’s also incredibly important to remember those that need support throughout the season. So, we’re really pleased to partner with Crisis and whilst guests at the tour enjoy a refreshing Coca-Cola zero sugar, when they recycle their can, they’ll be helping to support an amazing charity.”

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive at Crisis, added: “Everyone in our society should have a safe and secure home. But right now, many people are denied this basic human need. None of us should be facing the prospect of a Christmas without a home.

“We know that ending homelessness is absolutely possible. We’re delighted to be working with Coca-Cola throughout its iconic Christmas Truck Tour and receiving a donation that will help us to continue to be there for the people that need us, both at Christmas and all year round.”

Find your nearest stop:

  • Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November: 49 The Hayes, St David's Dewi Sant, Cardiff CF10 2ER (Open 11:30am-6:30pm)
  • Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November: Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS34 5DG (Open 12-7pm)

For further information visit www.coca-cola.co.uk/trucktour

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