SSANGYONG DEALERS ACROSS THE UK HELP 'DRIVE FOR HER LIFE'

Oct 05, 2018

SsangYong dealers across the UK are joining forces to support ‘Drive for her Life’, a fund raising campaign to help raise £100,000 towards new specialist cancer treatment trials to try and extend the life expectancy of Jadi Best.

 

Caption: Ready to help ‘Drive for her Life’.  L-R: Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK with Adi Ryan, father of Jadi and regional aftersales manager & Brian Compton, used car sales manager who will be sharing the driving

Jadi - the 30-year-old daughter of long-time SsangYong manager, Adi Ryan, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23 and having been through treatment and chemotherapy she was placed in remission.  Early in 2016 she received the devastating news that the cancer had returned and was evident in her liver, lungs, bones and brain.

Now the options available through the NHS have been exhausted, and a fund raising road trip is planned to raise awareness and desperately needed money.  The plan is to visit every SsangYong dealer on the UK mainland with a Musso pick-up towing a publicity trailer.  Every participating dealership visited will contribute a monetary sum, with other fundraising taking place along the route.

Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “This is a desperate battle.  Jadi, her husband Charlie and the rest of her family have fought tooth and nail over the past few years, and on advice from her Oncologists, have set up a go-fund-me-page to try and raise £100,000 so she can apply for specialist new cancer treatment trials, and hopefully extend her life expectancy.  In this way she can spend more valuable time with her husband, family and friends.”

The tour will start on Monday 8th October from Lowdham Motors, the SsangYong dealership in Nottingham.  It will visit every SsangYong dealership across England, Scotland and Wales, before returning to Lowdhams, and is expected to take nine days.

To help Jadi and donate funds, please go to: www.driveforherlife.co.uk

-  ends  -

NOTES TO EDITOR

Made in Korea

SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.  Established in 1954, SsangYong is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer.  There are currently some 65 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.

To download hi res images via the SsangYong online press office go to: SsangYong Press Office

For all the latest news as it happens, follow us on Twitter - @SYMotorUK

For further information, please contact:

Vanessa Cox
PR and key relationships manager
SsangYong Motor UK
Tel:  07535 875997
E-mail:  vanessa.cox@smotor.co.uk

Issued by:

Jeremy Clarke / Sue Hitchcock
SsangYong Press Office
Tel:  01285 659212
E-mail:   jeremy.clarke@smotor.co.uk
                  sue.hitchcock@smotor.co.uk

Online press office:  SsangYong Press Office

Ref: SY32/2018

Images

Ready to help ‘Drive for her Life’. L-R: Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK with Adi Ryan, father of Jadi and regional aftersales manager & Brian Compton, used car sales manager who will be sharing the driving

Ready to help ‘Drive for her Life’. L-R: Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK with Adi Ryan, father of Jadi and regional aftersales manager & Brian Compton, used car sales manager who will be sharing the driving

Added: Oct 5, 2018 ID: 1210

Small 1500 x 1000 1.2 MB
Medium 3500 x 2334 5.0 MB
Large 2480 x 1654 1.0 MB
Add to downloads

Media Usage Terms

I agree that all creative assets including but not limited to photos, logos, sketches, images and artwork are for editorial use only. All commercial use of these creative assets, including but not limited to advertising, marketing and merchandising, is strictly prohibited.

Ready to help ‘Drive for her Life’

Ready to help ‘Drive for her Life’

Added: Oct 5, 2018 ID: 1209

Small 1500 x 729 1.0 MB
Medium 3500 x 1702 4.3 MB
Large 2480 x 1206 1.0 MB
Add to downloads

Media Usage Terms

I agree that all creative assets including but not limited to photos, logos, sketches, images and artwork are for editorial use only. All commercial use of these creative assets, including but not limited to advertising, marketing and merchandising, is strictly prohibited.

Ready to help ‘Drive for her Life’

Ready to help ‘Drive for her Life’

Added: Oct 5, 2018 ID: 1211

Small 1500 x 1000 1.1 MB
Medium 3500 x 2334 4.4 MB
Large 2480 x 1654 0.9 MB
Add to downloads

Media Usage Terms

I agree that all creative assets including but not limited to photos, logos, sketches, images and artwork are for editorial use only. All commercial use of these creative assets, including but not limited to advertising, marketing and merchandising, is strictly prohibited.