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

Monday, 16 May 2011

Pulman SEAT Facebook Winner receive's Prize

Last week we presented Rob Miller, our Facebook Competition winner with his prize. Over 300 people entered our April competition to win those exclusive Sports Bar Passes to Sunderland’s final home game.

Our winner Rob Miller came down to the Pulman SEAT showroom in Southwick to collect his prize.

As a SEAT owner himself, Rob Miller started to follow Pulman SEAT for our latest news and offers. He said;

“I became aware of the competition after receiving an update from the Facebook page”

“When the competition became popular I didn’t think I had a chance of winning but was pleased to hear I had”

As part of the exclusive passes, Rob Miller received padded halfway line seats, entrance to the SAFC Sports Bar and a reserved parking space. The two exclusive tickets also come with a match day programme and the option of dinner style dining before the game.

Being a SEAT Leon owner we asked what his ultimate SEAT would be, to which he answered;

“Probably top of the range of what I have now. I like the Leon’s because they are a good size for my family but still a really sporty and good looking car.”

As for what we could do to improve our page, our winner said

“More fun and games. It’s good to hear what’s happening with the brand too but more competitions would be great”

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.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Pulman support Soccer AM PM AM - going for the world record!



Soccer AM PM AM is a fantastic fundraising event created by Paul Newton to raise funds for the Wegener’s Granulomatosis disease. On Friday 13th May, at 8am, Paul and a team of 16 will split into two teams ready to play 5 a-side football for a whopping 36 hours!! Hoping to break the world record.

Paul Newton comments: “I lost my Father on 9th June 2010 as a result of a little know disease call Wegeners Granulomatosis. He was only 66 years old and one of the nicest guys you could wish to meet. He lived for his family. He was a great example to me and I have so much to thank him for where I am now.

If I can help stop just one other family going through what we have been through, then I vowed that I would in the name, the memory, of my Dad. That’s when we created a fundraising event and launched soccer am pm am.”

Pulman are proud to sponsor this event and wish Paul and the entire Soccer am pm am team good luck for tomorrow, we’re sure they will break the record!

We urge everyone to head down to the Lucozade Powerleague Soccerdome at Northshields on Friday and Saturday to support the team.

Friday 13th May:
8am – Kick Off

BBC Newcastle are broadcasting their show from the venue and their will be chilli provided mid afternoon for the crowds!

Saturday 14th May:
1pm – There is Zumba class organised for everyone to join in.
2pm – Enjoy come face painting, bouncy castles, arts and crafts and live FA cup Final.
9pm – The Kush live band will be there to play everyone over the world record finishing line.

To donate please click the link… donate HERE.


Pulman SEAT has underlined its commitment to the community by announcing its backing for the SAFC Foundation.

Pulman SEAT in Burntland Avenue, Southwick, will support the important work of the Premiership club Sunderland’s official charity with a financial contribution.

The contribution will be put towards the Foundation’s efforts to harness the power of football and use it to run projects designed to to increase the motivation, educational attainment and personal skills of young people and their families throughout the region.  In addition, the dealership will also sponsor the Foundation’s Under 10s Irish team.

Announcing the sponsorship, Pulman SEAT Site Manager, Chris Slater, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be able to support the fantastic work of the SAFC Foundation.

‘Everyone at the dealership lives in this community and we’ve all seen first-hand the brilliant work the Foundation does to help young people and families in the local area.

‘This sponsorship is a real source of pride for us and we look forward to playing our part in developing the community.’

Since its inception in 2001, the SAFC Foundation has made massive strides in tackling the problems of deprived areas, such as low educational standards, lack of achievement and aspirations, health issues and youth disorder.

Last year, the Foundation helped over 40,000 children and their families across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham through innovative projects, advancing literacy and numeracy and improving confidence and aspirations, as well as raising awareness of citizenship issues and improving employment skills.

Structurally and financially independent of Sunderland AFC, the SAFC Foundation relies on fundraising for 95% of project costs.

Lynsey Thompson, Head of Development at the SAFC Foundation, said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted that Pulman SEAT have chosen to support their community through our work.

‘The support of Pulman SEAT and our other community partners is invaluable and will help us to achieve that goal for the benefit of the whole region.’