Thursday, 8 December 2011

Car raises thousands for NSPCC at auction

Children from a Newcastle primary school have helped raise thousands of pounds for the NSPCC by decorating a car for a charity auction.
Hania and Nyah from St Catherine’s RC School in Newcastle were winners in an artwork competition organised by motor retailer Pulman to celebrate 25 years of the NSPCC’s ChildLine service.   

The pair had their designs displayed on a Volkswagen Fox, which was donated to the NSPCC Grand Ball auction by Pulman, raising an impressive £7,000 for the charity.

As well as having their designs displayed on the car, Hania, from year 5, won tickets to a Newcastle United match for four people. Nyah, from year 3, won a signed Newcastle United replica shirt and a football signed by Alan Shearer. 

Pulman Marketing Manager Natalie Wilson said: “We wanted to donate the car as an auction prize and we thought it would be great to involve local children at St Catherine’s to make the car extra special. We had some great entries in the drawing competition and Hania and Nyah both did a fantastic job. There was a lot of interest in the car at the Ball and everyone commented on the brilliant pictures.”

St Catherine’s Head Teacher Michael Ewing said: "Children at St Catherine's are familiar with the work of NSPCC, particularly through the Childline service. Many families have supported their fundraising activities over the recent past, so we were very happy to involve the children in designing the NSPCC logo for the car. 

“Both Hania and Nyah were delighted when they heard the news that their entries had won and they couldn't stop smiling when they saw that their designs had been reproduced on the car. We were so pleased to support this NSPCC project as the work they do helps to improve lives for vulnerable families in the North East."

Pulman are long standing supporters of the NSPCC and co-sponsored the Grand Ball, alongside Newcastle International Airport. 

Pulman have Volkswagen and SEAT retailers across the North East, and for the past 10 years have raised over £200,000 for the NSPCC. Natalie continued: “We are very passionate about giving and helping our local community, and are very proud to support the NSPCC.”

NSPCC head of local fundraising for the North East, Wendy Bates said: “Well done to Hania and Nyah.  Their wonderful designs made the car totally unique.  I’m sure that’s what led to the increased interest in the car at auction and helped to raise such a fantastic amount. Thanks also to Pulman for donating the car. They have supported the NSPCC for a number of years, raising thousands of pounds to help local vulnerable children and their families. It’s thanks to corporate sponsors like Pulman, as well as ongoing support from the public, that the NSPCC can continue to provide services to help vulnerable children and their families.”

Anyone who would like to find out more about supporting the NSPCC can visit or call the North East fundraising team on 0191 227 5300.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

New Volkswagen Beetle – Now Open for ordering

Introducing the brand new Volkswagen Beetle! Available to order from October 2011 and available for delivery from April 2012. At launch, two engines will be available: a 1.2 litre TSI 105 PS DSG and a 1.4 litre 160 PS TSI.

The fantastic Beetle is lower, longer and wider than its immediate predecessor, giving it a much more dynamic and sporty presence. Its shape, which has more in common with the classic Beetle than the 1998 car, is a modern reinterpretation of the original Beetle.

There has been a great leap forward in technology, with new engines emitting much less CO₂ than the previous model and features such iPod connectivity and Bluetooth phone preparation now available.

Available in 3 trim levels: Beetle, Design Beetle and Sport. The 1.2 litre Beetle and Design trims are available from £16,490. The 1.4 litre Design and Sport trims are available from £19,470. Three other engines – a 1.6 litre TDI BlueMotion 105 PS, 2.0 litre TDI 140 PS and 2.0 litre 200 PS will be joining the Beetle line-up towards the end of 2012.

The standard Beetle trim comes with air conditioning, remote central locking, an RCD 310 CD system with DAB radio and rear Isofix seat preparation.

The mid-level Design trim adds 17 inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth telephone preparation, multi-device interface iPod connectivity, front fog lights, an alarm, leather steering wheel and body-coloured dashboard.

The top of the range Sport specification adds 18 inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, cruise control, sports seats, parking sensors, gloss black door mirrors, dashboard and door panel and climate control.
The Beetle will be available with additional optional extra’s including, satellite navigation systems, panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights and the Fender sound pack, offering 400W output and a subwoofer.

Visit Pulman Volkswagen for more information:
Abbey Road, Durham and  Newcastle Road, Sunderland.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Let it Snow, let it snow, let is snow…be prepared with Winter Tyres

With Pulman be prepared for the snow this winter! Pulman have launched their brand new service ‘Hotel4Tyres’, which in short supplies, fits and stores winter tyres for you.

We have all experienced the recent harsh winters, and as much as we hope that the snow will stay away this year, the likelihood is that we will be facing the same cold and freezing winter.

Pulman believe in delivering a fantastic customer experience, which is why they have produced a winter tyre and service programme to help keep customers safe and prepared for winter.

Calling it ‘Hotel4Tyres’, Pulman are offering winter tyres at not only fantastic rates, but a fully comprehensive service, all included. As well as supplying a wide range of winter tyres with or without wheels, Hotel4Tyres will store and fit the winter tyres for you. As well as storing and re-fitting your summer tyres. They will even store your winter tyres again ready for next year. So you don’t have to worry or organise a thing!

“We believe in delivering a fantastic customer experience and the Pulman ‘Hotel for Tyres’ does just that. We are helping our customers to prepare for winter! Winter Tyres are a fantastic solution to help people drive in snow and icy conditions. Our ‘hotel for tyres’ service ensures that our customers are ready for winter without the hassle of storing, fitting or re-fitting their tyres. We take care of that for them.” (Paul Collins, Parts Manager)

Winter tyres are specially made to give you more grip on icy, wet or snowy roads. Paul Collins continues, “Winter tyres sometimes have the misunderstanding of just been used on snowy roads, however as soon as the temperature drops below 7⁰C winter tyres will start to perform better and more efficiently than summer tyres.

A winter tyre is made with a higher natural rubber content that keeps tyres soft and flexible even in colder weather conditions. By switching to winter tyres you are not only ensuring your safety when driving, but pro-longing the life of both winter and summer tyres.”

Visit to find out more about winter tyres, winter driving tips and how to get prepared for winter. Supply, fit and store winter tyres in one complete package. 

Monday, 22 August 2011

The first photos of the Volkswagen up!

The first photos of the Volkswagen up! have been released, ahead of the new small car making its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
The up! is an entirely new design, offering maximum space on a minimal footprint (3.54 x 1.64 m), making it ideal for driving in the world’s cities. It will be launched in Europe in December.

There are three versions for different budgets and needs: take up! is the entry-level car, move up! the comfort-oriented model and high up! the top version.  At the car’s market launch, there will also be two models based on the high up!: up! black and up! white.
Making its debut in the up! is a new generation of three-cylinder petrol engines, with outputs of 60 PS and 75 PS.  Combined fuel consumption as a BlueMotion Technology version (including a Stop/Start system) is 4.2 l/100 km (60 PS), and CO2 emissions for this version are less than 100 g/km. There are also plans for an up! with electric drive.

An important new safety technology in the up! is the optional City Emergency Braking system. It is automatically active at speeds under 18 mph, and uses a laser sensor to detect the risk of an impending collision. Depending on speed and situation, City Emergency Braking can reduce accident severity by initiating automatic brake interventions that can even avoid a crash. So far, the up! is the only vehicle in the segment to be offered with this function.

At 3.54 metres in length and 1.64 metres in width and 1.48 metres in height, the up! is one of the smallest four-seater cars. Its overall length consists of short body overhangs and a long wheelbase of 2.42 metres. Use of space in the car is exceptionally good, because of the wheelbase, which is one of the longest in the segment, combined with an engine that is mounted well forward. The 251-litre boot is also significantly larger than is typical in this class. When the rear seat is fully folded, cargo space is increased to 951 litres.
The interior is as colourful as it is capacious, with either decor paint or body colour (depending on the equipment line) used in the interior, including across the dashboard facia. The clean and well-organised layout of the interior of the up! also offers clever details, fun styling and a level of quality that will enhance the market segment.
For the first time in a Volkswagen, the maps + more system is now being offered, which is a mobile Personal Infotainment Device (PID).  In the economically priced up!, this is an equally economical system that was developed to organise navigation, telephone, information and entertainment, and was designed in cooperation with Navigon, one of the world’s leading suppliers of navigation systems. 

The user simply snaps the PID into place above the centre console.  Unlike many other similar systems of this type, maps + more melds with the car’s network of systems more effectively: navigation, telephone and infotainment can be controlled and viewed via the maps + more touchscreen, which can also be used to view vehicle information, such as the display of the parking sensors (where fitted).  Apps specially developed for the up! also let users extend maps + more to meet their specific needs.
The new Volkswagen Up! Are you excited...

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sunderland fan wins two SAFC season tickets.

Darren Besnen was the lucky winner of one adult and one Junior SAFC season ticket courtesy of Pulman.

Photo courtesy of Sunderland Echo
Pulman are a Volkswagen and SEAT dealership across Sunderland and Durham. During the Sunderland Airshow which took place on 30th and 31st July, Pulman handed out over 3000 scratch cards in which everyone was a winner, from a free car wash and vacuum to an extra £500 towards the next car purchase. But the main prize was the adult and junior SAFC season ticket.

Darren Besnen the lucky winner from Seaham, a local paediatrician, grew up as a huge Sunderland supporter, in which now his 3 children – Luke, Adam and Louise, are also now fans of SAFC.

Darren comments: “I can’t believe it, I’ve never won anything before, I literally ran to the Pulman stand at the airshow to claim the prize. It was a very lucky ticket! I have 3 children and when the lady was handing out the scratch cards, she initially gave us 2 tickets for Luke and Louise. I asked for an extra ticket for my son Adam and that was the winning ticket, unbelievable!

We’re all massive Sunderland fans and I always wanted to take the kids to watch the game. Winning these season tickets is absolutely fantastic, I just want to thank Pulman!

We visited Pulman’s SEAT dealership in Sunderland to collect the tickets, unfortunately for us we are going on holiday and will miss the first game of the season against Newcastle, although my twin brother has already claimed the first game for himself! I guess the only issue I have now is deciding who I will take to each game!”

Natalie Wilson, Marketing Manager for Pulman comments, “When Darren came with the winning ticket it was absolutely fantastic! We are so pleased that a huge SAFC fan who is local to the area has won the tickets. With having 2 dealerships in Sunderland alone, we are very proud to be apart of the local community and always like to give something back, which is where the scratch card idea came from, so everyone wins a prize. We hope Darren and his family enjoy the season.”

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

NEW GOLF CABRIOLET - Coming to Pulman

Say hello to the New Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. The two-door, four-seater, front-engined soft top is the first Golf Cabriolet available since the Mk IV Golf, and builds on the company’s heritage for producing popular convertibles which started with the original Beetle cabriolet and still continues today with the Eos.  With sales of around 1.42 million units, Volkswagen is one of the world’s most successful producers of convertibles.

Standard Specification Includes:
• MP3 Compatible CD Stereo
• Driver's and front passenger's airbags
• Alarm with remote control central locking
• Electronic Stabilisation programme (ESP)
• Heat insulating tinted glass
• Folding rear seats

Visit Pulman Volkswagen this weekend (6th and 7th August) to see the all new Golf Cabriolet.


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Two Tickets for our Gotham City Winner

Yesterday evening our Pulman Volkswagen winner Vicky Gray came to collect her prize.

We handed over the Batman Live tickets to Vicky at our Pulman Volkswagen site in Durham.

The Batman Live Arena Tour which started earlier this week is adapted from the DC Comic Series. Based on the original story, Batman is a theatrical extravaganza of thrilling stunts, acrobatic acts and illusions. Never before has Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave and Arkham Asylum been brought to life on stage in a more visually exciting way.

Being a Volkswagen owner herself, Vicky started to follow our page for the latest news and offers and was pleasantly surprised to win the tickets. Vicky commented;

“I wasn’t even going to check my emails but I’m glad I did. It was great I didn’t even have to do anything to enter”

As a Fox owner, Vicky found out about Pulman Volkswagen through a friend.

“I love my Urban Fox; it’s just the right size for me I can’t believe they are due to be replaced”

“I’ll definitely have a Volkswagen as my next car. If it’s not a Fox I quite like the Polo too. I’ve already been having a look on Pulman Used Cars at all the different ones available”

Thanks to all our Facebook followers who entered. Keep checking our pages for our next competition coming soon.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Charity is the winner at Par-fect fundraiser

An annual golf event in Chester-le-Street has raised over £22,000 for charities in the region.
The NSPCC and Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital will each benefit from the event, which was organised by leading Volkswagen & SEAT retailer Pulman.
The retailer, which has showrooms in County Durham and Sunderland, has organised the golf event for the past six years, raising over £75,000 since 2006.
This year’s event saw 84 enthusiastic amateur golfers, including special guest Sir Ian Botham, take to the course to enjoy 18 holes of golf and a three course meal.
Guests were then encouraged to bid for items in an auction featuring exclusive sporting prizes including a football boot signed by Lionel Messi, 1966 World Cup memorabilia, and a private box at St James’ Park for the Newcastle v Manchester United game.
The event is the creation of Managing Director and keen golfer Mike Pulman. He said:
“This has been the best golf day yet. Every year we raise more and more for charity and this year we topped the lot. I’m really pleased that we’re able to make a contribution that will help people across the region.”
This year the event on 27 June raised £22,250. This will be split in half, with 50% going to the Freeman Hospital and 50% going towards the new NSPCC centre in Newcastle that offers services to help some of the most vulnerable children and young people in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham.
Wendy Bates, head of local fundraising for the NSPCC in the North East said:
“I’d like to thank Mike and his team at Pulman for putting in such a tremendous amount of effort to once again organise a fantastic golf day. It’s thanks to supporters like Pulman that we are able to fund our services for children in the region. Everyone involved in the day, whether paying to enter, bidding in the auction or helping with the planning, has made a real difference to the lives of children in the North East.”
Money donated to the Freeman Hospital will help improve patient comfort and enhance the hospital’s facilities for both patients and staff. 
Dr Janet McComb from The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said:
 “We rely on charitable donations from trusts, individuals and companies, like Pulman to supplement mainstream NHS funding. Thanks to everyone involved in the golf day, the money raised will help to pay for staff training, specialist services, staff and patient amenities, improvements to the hospital environment and pioneering research which means that our patients can often benefit from groundbreaking treatment.”

Saturday, 2 July 2011

New 2011 Golf Cabriolet Open for Ordering

 The breathtaking, all-new Golf Cabriolet is now open for ordering. It has wowed the world's press and it's now ready to wow the UK's car buyers.


The first thing you'll notice when you drop down its fully automatic soft-top – in a swift 9.5 seconds (BMW 1 Series takes 22 seconds) – is that the 'strawberry punnet' roll-bar of previous versions is gone, giving the new model a sleek, fresh look. And with the roof down there's still a healthy 250 litres of boot space (Golf has 350 litres of boot space).

Crash protection is provided by an extremely fast rollover protection system that deploys in milliseconds, a reinforced windscreen, numerous other structural modifications, and an array of airbags. With the top up, the Golf Cabriolet is one of the quietest of cabriolets.

Features range from 16-inch Atlanta alloys and an RCD 310 radio for the entry level S model to 18-inch Charleston alloys, twin exhaust, front fogs and sports suspension on the range-topping GT model. The high levels of standard specification at an affordable price make Golf Cabriolet exceptional value.

Dec 1976: ‘Generation I’ prototype of the Golf Cabriolet, created at Karmann in Osnabrück
Jun 1979:  First production models rolled off the Osnabrück production line
Apr 1980:  Golf Cabriolet Mk I goes on sale in the UK
Jan 1993:  Golf Cabriolet Mk III goes on sale in the UK
Jun 1998:  Revised Golf Cabriolet goes on sale in the UK with design features from the Golf Mk IV         

July 2002: Golf Cabriolet production ends
Mar 2011:  Golf Cabriolet Mk VI makes its debut at Geneva Motor Show

Engine availability 
The new Golf Cabriolet will be available with a choice of three engines and three transmissions from launch. A further three engines will be available to order from week 45 (7 November) for delivery to the UK at the end of the year.
From launch
– 1.2-litre 105 PS TSI petrol (six-speed manual)
– 1.6-litre 105 PS TDI diesel (five-speed manual)
– 1.4-litre 160 PS TSI petrol (six-speed manual
    and seven-speed DSG)


 From 7 November 2011
– 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS manual and DSG
– 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS manual and DSG
– 2.0-litre TSI 210 PS DSG on

Highlights of the standard specifications for each trim level;

– 16-inch Atlanta alloys
– Body-coloured bumpers and door handles
– Daytime running lights
– Rear lights incorporating LED technology
– Merlin cloth upholstery
– Bluetooth telephone preparation
– Hill hold function
– Leather trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake grip
– Multifunction computer
– RCD 310 radio with six speakers (four front and two rear)
– 50:50 split folding rear seat
– Space saver spare wheel

– 17-inch Porto alloys
– 2Zone electronic climate control
– Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
– Cruise control
– Dusk sensor, automatic driving lights
– Leather trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel
– Multi Device Interface (for iPod etc)
– Parking sensors, front and rear
– Wind deflector
– 12V socket in luggage compartment

– 18-inch Charleston alloys
– Front fog lights, including static cornering function
– Twin exhaust tailpipe
– Aluminium-look clutch, brake and accelerator pedals
– Alcantara upholstery
– Front sport seats with height and lumbar adjust
– Sports suspension, lowered by approx. 15 mm
– Flat tyre indicator


Optional equipment
– RCD 510 touch-screen radio/CD player
– RNS 510 touch-screen navigation/radio system
– Park Assist
– Vienna leather upholstery
– Bi-xenon headlights

Paint colours
– Pure White
– Dark Purple Metallic
– Georgia Blue Metallic
– Sunset Red Metallic
– Reflex Silver Metallic
– Tungsten Silver Metallic
– Steel Grey Metallic
– Night Blue Metallic
– Deep Black Pearl Effect

The roof

Golf is one of the quietest cabriolets you can buy because its fabric roof and new window and door seals were designed to keep out the most intrusive noise.


Volkswagen's engineers examined wind noise in the high frequency range, above 5,000 Hz, which make it difficult to hold a conversation while driving (using a measure of human hearing called the articulation index), and evaluated experiences in other vehicles.


The soft-top is joined to the roof bows by screw-fastened fabric retention strips: this has a positive effect on aerodynamics and, combined with the insulation and door and window seals, dramatically reduces wind noise when the top is up.

The fully automatic electrohydraulic top is operated from a switch on the centre console. It opens in just 9.5 seconds and closes in 11.7 seconds. Opening and closing are even possible while driving at speeds up to 18 miles per hour.

The Golf Cabriolet’s soft-top is secured by a fully automatic electromechanical locking system – no manual unlatching or latching is necessary.


The system senses, via two microswitches, when the roof is completely opened or closed, and alerts the driver that opening/closing is complete with an acoustic signal and a visual message in the multifunction display. The front part of the roof covers its storage space when it is stowed, eliminating the need for a separate cover. The 250-litre boot space is not compromised at all when the roof is down.

Safety and body structure

The body of the Golf Cabriolet offers all-round safety thanks to its extremely fast rollover protection system, which deploys in milliseconds, reinforced windscreen frame and numerous modifications to the underbody, side panels, sills, back panel and doors.

These reinforcements also give the Golf Cabriolet extreme torsional rigidity, which gives the car optimal driving stability and comfort for the driver.

For More Information on our New Gold Cabriolet contact our sales team on 0191 383 2444 (Durham) or 0191 548 0235 (Sunderland) or email us at specifying your prefered site.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

New Tiguan Open For Ordering Tomorrow

The New Tiguan opens for ordering on Friday 1st July. Prices start from £21,085 with the first customer deliveries expected to arrive in the UK in September.

Our Tiguan has a sharp new design boasting 6 engine choices, four of which are new, with increased power output and the same or lower CO2 emissions than those found on the outgoing models. The choices include powerful yet economical petrol and diesel engines, while in the cabin there are new trims and upholsteries.

Hosting a range of different technologies with a design that’s inspired by its big brother the Touareg, the new Tiguan features new two-part L-shaped light clusters at the rear externally and New Trim and Upholsteries in the Cabin.

 New Features included:
– New 2.0-litre 140 PS 4MOTION BlueMotion Technology engine
– New alloy wheel designs
– New Fatigue Detection System on SE and above
– Optional RNS 315 sat-nav system

Like it's Predecessor, the latest Tiguan is unique in being available not only with a choice of two- or four-wheel drive, but also with the option of two front ends.

Whichever version is chosen, all new-look Tiguans are dominated by horizontal lines on the front grille, bringing the model into line with the rest of the Volkswagen range.

Monday, 13 June 2011


A group of students from Gateshead College are aiming to recreate SEAT’s legendary World Touring Car Championship-winning car after being given an example of the road-going model on which it was based.

Motorsport students at Gateshead College’s
Skills Academy with the road-going car
they will attempt to transform into a replica
of SEAT’s legendary WTCC winner.

The SEAT Leon TDI was donated to the Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics at Team Valley by the sporty Spanish car maker and its Sunderland retail partner, Pulman SEAT, as part of an initiative to develop young automotive talent.

Now students enrolled on the BTEC National Award/Diploma in Motorsport course will attempt to transform the stylish and poised hatchback – a firm favourite with families – into a working replica of the race car that powered SEAT to back-to-back WTCC Manufacturer titles in 2008 and 2009 and won the Drivers’ title for both Gabriele Tarquini and Yvan Muller.

Meanwhile, bodyshop students will beef-up the road-going
Leon’s looks as their paintshop counterparts recreate the WTCC Leon’s striking yellow and green livery.

And, if all goes well, the college team hopes they may be able to enter the finished car in competitive touring car races with the help of their partners from professional team Tornado Motorsport.

Kevin Marston, Head of Automotive at Gateshead College said: ‘Our courses aim to give our students a direct route into Motorsport and most of them come here because they have a real passion for racing.

‘Transforming this Leon into a replica of the famous WTCC-winning car will be a major project that will keep the students busy for quite some time.  And it will be fantastic for them to work towards recreating such a modern racing car and one which was so successful.

‘We’re incredibly grateful to SEAT UK and Pulman SEAT for this donation.  Hopefully, this will be the start of a successful partnership.’

Natalie Wilson, Marketing Manager, and Emma Brydon,
Graduate Trainee, handing over the SEAT Leon on behalf
of Pulman.
 Natalie Wilson, Marketing Manager at Pulman SEAT, said: ‘SEAT had a number of fully-functional cars which couldn’t be registered for the roads for a variety of reasons and decided that, rather than recycling them, it would be far better to offer them to colleges and training providers that could make good use of them.

‘When they approached us and asked us if we could find a worthy recipient in the North East, the Gateshead College Automotive Academy immediately sprang to mind as we were well aware of the fantastic work they do here.

‘Hopefully, this donation will help the students on to fantastic futures in the automotive trade and motorsport, and help the college continue to develop the undoubted potential that exists in this region.’

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Odeon Facebook Winner Presented with Prize

Yesterday our Facebook winner Pat Jobson collected her prize from our Durham Showroom. Over 300 people entered our competition to win £50 worth of Odeon vouchers to be used anywhere in the UK.

As a proud Volkswagen owner and one of our regular customers, Pat Jobson started to follow us on facebook.

“Being Passat owners in the past, we are so pleased with our new Tiguan. After last winter we decided it was time for a 4 x 4 in December and it’s the best thing we’ve ever done. Our salesman Gavin Robinson was fantastic. There was only one used Tiguan in stock at the time and he got in touch straight away for us to come see it, it was perfect.”

“I’ve been a fan of the page for a while now, I saw the competition advertised but never thought I’d win. I never win anything”

The £50 Odeon Vouchers we presented are eligible for any Odeon Cinema in the UK. Our winner will be able to use them on anything in the Complex whether it be tickets to see the latest film, or to enjoy fantastic food and drink.

We asked Pat Jobson and her husband which film they were planning to go see with their vouchers,

“I would like to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean, having seen all the others I would like to see the fourth one and it’s coming out later this week”

As for our Facebook page, Pat Jobson commented:

“I think it’s great. Being Volkswagen customers it’s nice to see what the company is doing and especially what’s going on at Pulman.”

Our Next competition is due to run this month to win Kings of Leon tickets at the Stadium of Light, keep a look out for our latest updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Soccer AM PM AM Smash World Record

In the words of their physiotherapist there was no way they should have been able to do what they did. But that didn’t stop the Soccer AM PM AM team smashing the Guinness World Record for the longest football game played.

After the organiser, Paul Newton, lost his father last year to Wegeners Granulomatosis, the team played in aid of raising awareness and money for the cause.

With a Previous Record of 36 hours the Soccer AM PM AM lads smashed the record by 4 hours. After 6 months of a rigorous training programme the game lasted for 40 hours with a grand total of 1,250 goals scored. The initial £5,000 target was blown away with over £7,500 raised by the time the game started on Friday and is still climbing.

Paul Newton said about the day; “We will all take away memories that will last forever and it was an amazing way to honour my dad’s life”

“I was overcome with emotion toward the end and it was all due to the thought of how many people had been so generous with their time, effort, cash and commitment.”

Not only did the team gain amazing support from the public but also from the local football club, Newcastle United.

Newcastle’s first team coach John Carver and Number One Keeper Steve Harper joined the Soccer AM PM AM team giving them some last minute advise and support. Even though football alliances may have lay elsewhere in the region the two made the day truly special for the team.

As sponsors of the team Pulman supplied the Soccer AM PM AM lads with their ‘Powered by Pulman’ training kits and official match strips.

Paul Newton commented “Without Pulman we couldn’t have done what we did and all thank you from the bottom of our hearts”

With less than £2,000 to make the new £10,000 target set, you can still donate money to the cause at