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‘Life Changing’ Truck Win For Sydney Family

‘Life Changing’ Truck Win For Sydney Family

The lucky winner of the Gotcha4Life Isuzu Truck raffle is Tegan Yasserie, a Sydney mum-of-four who plans to take her family camping in the custom-built truck.

Tegan bought two tickets in the raffle at the Manly-Roosters Gotcha4Life Cup rugby league match in Sydney in July to support “a great cause.”

“I didn’t imagine I could have won,” a beaming Tegan said as she collected the keys of the truck at Sutton Trucks Arncliffe recently.

“I do remember saying, `it would be so great for when we go camping,’ but I didn’t think I was ever going to win!”

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Feature Packed

The distinctive blue and peach livery of the Gotcha4Life roadshow truck has been removed to reveal a fresh ‘Isuzu white' paintjob and the rest of the spectacularly fitted-out NNR 45-150 Traypackhas been retained for Tegan’s enjoyment.

With two Bushman fridges, two Weber-Q barbecues, a commercial-grade Nespresso coffee machine, a weatherproof 60-inch Samsung TV and Redarc solar panels, this truck is going to be the king of any campsite.

The one-of-a-kind truck was fitted out by long-term Isuzu supplier Service Bodies Australia (SBA) using industry-best components and equipment and an electrical `nervous system’ from automotive electrical equipment manufacturer Redarc.

Put To Use

“We’re going to use the truck almost immediately,” Tegan said.

“We’ve booked a holiday to Queensland. We were going to drive anyway but now having the truck has opened up so many more possibilities.”

Tegan said she was thrilled that the whole family (sons Kai, Nathaniel and Jesse, daughter Willow and husband Jason) could fit comfortably in the seven-seater crew cab, with plenty of room for storage.

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“The last time we went camping two weeks ago, we ended up having to hire a trailer to store all our bits and pieces. Now we can just put it all in the truck and leave it in there.”

Tegan is also a fan of Isuzu’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which comes as standard on all new N Series models.

“Having the safety features makes me feel a lot more confident in driving it, when I’ve never driven a truck before,” she said.

“I’d really like to thank Isuzu, Gotcha4Life, SBA and Redarc for this awesome opportunity you’ve given to my family. It’s life-changing, and something I never thought would happen to me.”

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50 Years Strong

As Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) celebrates 50 years of truck sales in Australia and 33 consecutive years as market leader, IAL New South Wales Dealer Sales Manager, Peter Lee, said the brand was pleased to be able to support the Gotcha4Life cause.

“The last couple of years has brought mental fitness to the forefront and it really is good to be getting involved in the community and being able to do something like this where a multitude of people benefit from it,” he said.

“It was great to see Tegan’s reaction, the kids loved the truck, she loves it, they’re going to get plenty use out of it and make some memories.

“When it comes to mental fitness and suicide, early intervention and prevention really are the best ways to deal with the issues. Gotcha4Life is working in communities across the country engaging individuals, families, and communities on how to build better mental fitness.

“These programs provide people with ways to talk about the way they’re feeling and tools to deal with the little problems early before they become big issues.”

Mr Lee said Tegan’s plans for the truck highlighted the versatility of the NNR, which would be just as useful at a worksite or community event as it would on a family camping trip.

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Sam Gangemi Marketing and Advertising Manager, Isuzu Australia Limited
Arkajon Communications Public Relations Agency

 

 

 

 

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