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Tommy Bowe, Ulster Rugby and Donnelly Group Ambassador, Evie Loughery, compeititon winner and Raymond Donnelly, Donnelly Group Director at Strandtown Primary School with Evie’s winning car design brought to life

Evie Loughery, a Primary Five pupil in Miss Courtenay’s class at Strandtown Primary School, Belfast beat over 600 other entries to have her Honda Civic car design brought to life!

Earlier this year, the Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest new and used independent vehicle dealership, teamed up with NI4Kids to celebrate the arrival of the all-new 2017 Honda Civic.

Primary school pupils from across Northern Ireland were invited to design their very own Honda Civic vehicle, with the winner’s unique creation being brought to life in the form of a new Honda Civic car wrapped with the winning design.

Evie’s bright design caught the eye of the judges who crowned her the winner of the design competition.

Donnelly Group Ambassador and Ulster Rugby star Tommy Bowe accompanied Raymond Donnelly, Donnelly Group Director to make a very special visit to Strandtown Primary School in Belfast to reveal the winner and unveil the vehicle wrapped in Evie’s design.

Paul Compton, Group Franchise Manager at Donnelly Group Honda, said:

“To celebrate the tenth generation Honda Civic arriving in Northern Ireland, we teamed up with NI4Kids to encourage all Primary School aged children in Northern Ireland to ‘Dare to be Different’ and use their imagination to design a really unique car.

“The Honda Civic is an extremely sought-after model in Northern Ireland and the new model offers flexible interior space, a choice of new engines and a unique suite of advanced safety features, alongside a distinctive stand-out design which the pupils who entered the competition certainly captured.

“The creativity displayed by all entrants was incredible, but in the end, Evie’s design really impressed us and we felt it would look fantastic on the new model – we weren’t wrong.”

Evie’s teacher Miss Courtenay was even more surprised to hear she would be able hit the road and drive the car around for a week in June!

She said:

“The children were so excited to see Evie’s creation in real life outside the school!

“On behalf of the school, we’d like to thank the Donnelly Group and NI4Kids for launching the initiative and really capturing the attention and imagination of our pupils, and for my fantastic week’s drive! The car has been a dream.”

Evie said:

“It was amazing to see my drawing on the car. It was a very fun competition and I’m happy they liked my car the best.”

Alongside seeing the design come to life, Evie’s class received vouchers to spend on technology equipment for their school from the Donnelly Group.

The new Honda Civic is now available in Donnelly Honda locations, Ballymena, Belfast, Dungannon and Eglinton. Donnelly Honda is committed to providing value for money to their customers and an excellent level of customer service, which is second to none.

Get in touch with the team today to arrange a test drive, or to simply find out more.

To arrange a test drive please call log on to or call down to the Donnelly Honda showrooms today.

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