This man once decorated his late wife’s mini scooter. That was amazing on its own, but this year, Seventy-three-year-old Barrie Hall wanted to do something bigger.
Barrie spent eight months converting the second-hand, mini scooter into the iconic Christmas Coca-Cola truck in order to raise money for a cancer charity. Seems like this granddad has gotten into the festive spirit!
Complete with a picture of Santa holding a bottle of pop on the side and with red-and-white flashing lights, the ten-wheel imitation truck is a vehicle that will garner attention.
Barrie, who has six children and 12 grandkids, said, “Last year I decorated my late wife’s scooter for Christmas, but this time I wanted to do something bigger.” He then added, “I don’t think I’ll be able to top this Coca-Cola truck. This is it, as far as I’m concerned.”
At the age of 68, Barrie’s wife, Susan, tragically died from mouth cancer in 2010.
According to Barrie, “When I thought of the idea I never expected to get it off the ground, but after I approached Coca-Cola and was given the go-ahead, I started asking businesses for their help. The kids have been raving about it, and the lollipop lady has already donated $7.”
“My grandchildren love the truck, and that’s the icing on the cake for me. But my daughter has told me to take a break now. I want to raise awareness for leukemia and raise money for more research into the disease. This is just one of the quirky things I do,” he further explained.
To raise awareness for Cancer Research, Barrie plans to drive the scooter around his home town of Lincoln every day in December. The retired taxi-driver relied on donations from businesses to create the mini-replica of the Coca-Cola truck.
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