Suzie Scissor Lift first to go on hire for Rise Above Breast Cancer campaign
The first firm to support Riwal UK’s Rise Above Breast Cancer campaign by hiring a pink-liveried powered access machine is FK Group, a national full building envelope contractor.
Suzie Scissor Lift, a Holland Lift B-195DL25 4WD scissor lift, has been hired by FK Group. She is now working on Baytree, a new logistics and industrial park, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
Riwal UK will donate five per cent of Suzie’s hire fees to research charity Breast Cancer Now during the Rise Above Breast Cancer campaign, which runs until July 2019.
Lisa Dargan, Plant Coordinator at FK Group, said: “FK Group is proud to be supporting Riwal UK in its fundraising campaign for Breast Cancer Now, and I’m happy to have more of a female presence on site in the form of Suzie the pink HLB195.
“I think the Rise Above Breast Cancer campaign is a brilliant idea. It’s different and really makes a statement. I am sure the campaign will be a great success for such a worthy charity.”
Suzie Scissor Lift is joined by her pink sister, Betty Boom, a JLG 600AJ boom lift.
As well as donating a proportion of hire fees for both machines, Riwal UK’s teams will take part in additional fundraising events throughout the years.
An estimated 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK, and 12,000 women die from the disease, one woman every 45 minutes.
However, survival rates have improved dramatically in the last 20 years, and Riwal UK is supporting Breast Cancer Now’s vision that, by 2050, all women who have breast cancer should live.
Riwal UK Human Resources Manager Claire Waples said: ““I’m thrilled that our longstanding customer, FK Group, has become the first to hire Suzie or Betty to support Rise Above Breast Cancer.
“We’re hoping many more powered access users will come on board during the year, to help us raise awareness about Breast Cancer Now’s wonderful work, and money to be spent on life-saving work.
“So many peoples’ lives have been touched by breast cancer. That’s one of the reasons everyone at Riwal UK is so enthusiastic about supporting Breast Cancer Now as our charity of the year.”
Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity. It spends £24m a year supporting 450 scientists working on 90 projects to increase survival rates by prevention, earlier detection, and more effective treatments.