The Pukka Pies England Band will be on the road to Poland and Ukraine this summer thanks to the England team sponsor Vauxhall.
Vauxhall have donated a Movano Double-cab van to help get the official England supporter’s band out to Poland and Ukraine for the European Championship which takes place this month.
The Band, which is sponsored by Pukka Pies, plays a range of instruments including drums, trumpets and euphoniums and include television star Bernie Clifton among its ranks.
Chris Hornbuckle, Head of Sponsorship at Vauxhall, said; “The Pukka Pies England Band is renowned around the world for its support of the England team and we are delighted to be able to help them follow England to the European Championships.
Tim Storer, Co-Managing Director of Pukka Pies, said; “Our association with the band goes back to 2006 at the World Cup in Germany and we know how much football means to this country and its supporters. Our products are enjoyed by supporters across the country and we share their passion and pride in following England play.”
Throughout the tournament the band will producing a daily video diary from life on the road at the Championships and fans will be able to
follow them on www.englandband.pukkapies.co.uk and www.vauxhallfootball.co.uk/england2012
England Band leader John Hemmingham said: "We are very grateful for the support of both Pukka Pies and Vauxhall which enables us to fulfil our role of performing at every England football international wherever it may be in the world.
“We haven’t missed a game since Glenn Hoddle gave us the call up in 1997 and we are looking forward to a fantastic summer of football out in Poland and Ukraine.”
The Pukka Pies England Band will also be appearing at the Vauxhall England fans hub in Donetsk and Kiev in the build up to the group games and providing video updates for Vauxhall Football TV coverage of the event.
For more information about the Pukka Pies England Band go to www.englandband.pukkapies.co.uk
For more information about Vauxhall Football go to www.vauxhallfootball.co.uk/england2012