BBC’s Children In Need Appeal has always looked for new and innovative ways to raise money for their charity and this year one of their fundraisers is Jerome Dehedin, the record breaking French drummer.
Already known as a "legendary" solo drum artist, Jerome is about to enter the Guinness Book of Records. Earlier this year, in what must be one of the more bizarre events in aviation history, Jerome appeared and started to play mid-flight on a South Coast Airways Dakota which was heading over the Solent, the Needles and the Isle of White. In doing so Jerome achieved his objective being the first drum solo to be played in an aircraft in flight.
"The Jerome Experience" in conjunction with the "Drum Roll Tour" is set to travel widely throughout the UK over an eight-day period and needed a vehicle that could be relied upon to both transport him and his equipment as well as providing a mobile stage.
One vehicle shone through – the Mitsubishi Canter. With such a worthy cause as Children In Need in mind, it is a privilege to provide a Canter 75 long wheelbase, fitted with a 5.8 metre Curtainsider body, which will provide an excellent mobile platform for the drumming marathon.
Mike Mudie, Mitsubishi Truck Marketing Manager, says: "With many accolades beneath its belt, the Mitsubishi Canter is recognised as one of the world’s most popular light commercial vehicles. Now, thanks to this unique partnership we are able to support the BBC Children In Need appeal."Published 23 November 2002