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Lincoln not kind enough for Coca-Cola Christmas truck

By RCousins_LE  |  Posted: December 09, 2013

Lincoln not kind enough for Coca-Cola Christmas truck

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck

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To celebrate the Christmas truck tour, Coca-Cola has uncovered Britain’s ‘Kindness Hotspots’ – towns and cities across Great Britain where people having been going above and beyond to bring joy to others.

But Lincoln and towns within the county are not kind enough to be included in the list of ‘Kindness Hotspots’ and the truck will not be pulling in to stop here.

The nearest stops to Lincoln are Hull, Sheffield and Derby.

Coca-Cola surveyed over 2,500 people living on the Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour route, to discover the good deeds and kind acts the people of Britain are doing for each other, with each stop sharing its own heart-warming stories.

According to Coke’s research Londoners are a reliable bunch – one told Coca-Cola they drove for 3 hours through the snow to bring their partner home for Christmas.

People in Ely scored highly across the board, and topped the list of those who would invite an elderly relative or neighbour into their homes for Christmas if they were going to be alone say Coca-Cola.

A Coca-cola spokesperson said: “We wanted to pack in visits to as many parts of the country as possible during the Christmas period as well as visit special Christmas shopping days and events in some city centres.

“After many months of planning we created the best route, unfortunately we can’t visit everywhere but we hope that with this amount of stops across the whole of the country we’ve reached as many people as we can.”

Let’s show Coca-Cola how kind people of Lincolnshire are. Send us your stories of kind deeds to alex.colman@lincolnshireecho.co.ok or tweet us at @LincsEcho- also using the hashtag #CokeGoodDeeds.

Here is Coca-Cola's 2013 Christmas advert:

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  • M62_Jack  |  December 11 2013, 12:53AM

    I'm ashamed I was born here...this County is so negative and inward looking...with attitudes like these why not just give up...M62 Jack, Louth...

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  • IT_MAN  |  December 09 2013, 11:04PM

    Never buy Coca Cola but I understand it's a good toilet cleaner if you can afford it, maybe the goverment should tax them on all they collect as it is just a big advertising stunt. They should declare how much diesel they havevwasted doing this UK tour with such a monster truck and how much fumes and soot particles it has chucked out into the atmosphere which are not good for us to breathe just like Coca Cola is not healthy for us to drink.

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  • camelherder  |  December 09 2013, 2:24PM

    And where would they put it given it's size? out at the showground probably.

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  • DaleWilson  |  December 09 2013, 1:49PM

    Lets all Buy Pepsi this Christmas and we will see how friendly we are next year.......

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  • MavisEnderby  |  December 09 2013, 12:56PM

    I've been kind. I've been kind to my digestive system for years, by not drinking the carbonated ****.

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  • Sir_Chasm  |  December 09 2013, 12:54PM

    "Let's show Coca-Cola how kind people of Lincolnshire are." Why? Do you actually think they give a toss how kind the people of Lincolnshire or anywhere else are? They don't. This is a marketing exercise, nothing more, nothing less. They aren't taking it to the kindest places in the country - that's just a hook to hang it on. They're taking it to wherever they think it'll generate the most revenue, and Lincolnshire isn't far enough up the list. It's as simple as that.

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  • eatmygoal  |  December 09 2013, 11:30AM

    Cornwall can be added to that list of unkind places. What is good though is that Norwich is kind with it's large population but the surrounding smaller towns in Norfolk are not. Otherwise that would have been a pain to get around as well. Also good that London has someone kind enough to drive for nearly 3 whole ours to pick up their loved one. What heroics. Imagine, 3 hours in a car. Just to help save the person you love.

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  • Holdingham  |  December 09 2013, 10:11AM

    This is a good PR exercise: for Coca Cola. Personally I don't drink the stuff!

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  • norakcir  |  December 09 2013, 10:00AM

    Oh come on - it's obvious that they are only visiting populated areas - look at Wales and the Lake District! This has nothing to do with Christmas spirit and everything to do with brand awareness. Shame on you for a free advert for Coca-cola. The petrol costs for getting that CO2 producing machine across Wales, Lincolnshire and the Lake District is not worth it due to the small populations. It economics, not Christmas!

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