Suzie Scissor moves to Manchester
Suzie Scissor, Riwal UK’s pink-liveried scissor lift, is now hard at work in Manchester – helping a façade specialist with a new project and raising awareness about breast cancer
She has been on-hired by FK Group to work at a new residential development in Manchester.
The company had previously hired Suzie to install steels and cladding at a new logistics and industrial park, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
The Holland Lift B-195DL25 4WD scissor lift has been painted pink to raise awareness about Riwal UK’s Rise Above Breast Cancer appeal in aid of research charity Breast Cancer Now.
A pink JLG 600AJ boom, called Betty, is also available for hire.
Five per cent of the hire fees from Suzie and Betty are being donated to Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest charity dedicated to breast cancer research.
Riwal UK Country Manager Mick Ledden said: “We are very grateful to FK Group for their support over the last eight months of our campaign.
“Suzie and Betty are certainly eye-catching when on site. Their liveries attract attention and makes it easy for staff to talk about breast cancer whenever people ask why she is pink.”
Riwal UK has already raised £5,258.40 from staff fundraising events held since July 2018 and aims to raise still more before the end of June 2019.
Mick Ledden said: “Riwal staff chose to support Breast Cancer Now. Many have a personal connection to breast cancer. They wanted to raise awareness of breast cancer and the work that is being done to fight it.
“They have given their all to support the campaign, doing everything from organising raffles to taking part in triathlons to raise money.”
The research funded by Breast Cancer Now is saving and prolonging the lives of tens of thousands of people. The charity has a vision that, thanks to research, by 2050, everyone who is diagnosed with breast cancer will live.
An estimated 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK. Around 350 men are also diagnosed with the disease annually.
Although survival rates have improved dramatically in the last 20 years, 12,000 people die from breast cancer every year in the UK. A woman dies from breast cancer every 45 minutes.
Support Riwal’s Rise Above Breast Cancer Campaign
Find out more about Riwal UK’s fundraising campaign and how to make a donation through the charity’s Just Giving page here.