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Removal Companies are in the Pink for Charity

April 2013

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage and BCL Office Moving are taking charity support and fundraising to a new level – by each painting a removals truck shocking pink in support of their new charity partner, Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention. The Manchester-based charity has a special place in the heart of BCL Office Moving. In 2007, BCL moved Genesis and the Nightingale Centre to their current location at Wythenshawe Hospital, with managing director Rod Seeland and his stepson hands-on with the move.

In 2010, Rod’s sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer which tragically has recently spread, and members of staff recently began to raise money in 2013 to support Genesis.

At the same time, John Bradshaw & Son, parent company to Britannia Bradshaw and BCL Office Moving were searching for a charity to support. Says the firm’s Chairman, Malcolm Halley: “Both Britannia Bradshaw and BCL over the years have supported many local charities, but this year we have gone that extra mile and painted two of our new vehicles in shocking pink in support of Genesis. As a company over the next twelve months, through various events, we are hoping to raise in excess of £25,000 in support of Genesis.”

Lester Barr, chairman of Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, said: “We’re thrilled that Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage and BCL Office Moving have decided to support Genesis – and in such a big way! BCL assisted us with our office move in 2007, and it’s fantastic that they’ve thought of us when looking for a charity partner this year.”

Britannia Bradshaw and BCL are looking at their new trucks as a long-term way to support Genesis. In their daily business, the trucks will be travelling around the North West, the rest of the UK and even to Europe for at least the next 10 years. They’ll also be appearing at local events and festivals on behalf of Genesis to raise the charity’s profile and help to attract donations. A Twitter competition will be launched in June, where anyone spotting one of the pink trucks out on the road and tweets a photo to @BCLmoving, @britmovers or @GenesisBCP will have a chance to win prizes. A grand prize draw of all entrants will be held in August to win a pair of tickets to the Genesis Skyball, held in September.

About John Bradshaw & Son

John Bradshaw & Son is the parent company of Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage and BCL Office Moving, established in 1884 in Manchester.

About Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage

Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage is a market-leading removals firm headquartered in Manchester at a purpose-built modern warehouse. The Manchester office and branch office in Birmingham provide local, national, international and European removals and storage services.

About BCL Office Moving

BCL Office Moving is the commercial moving arm of John Bradshaw & Son, and is a multi-year winner of the British Association of Removers Commercial Mover of the Year award. They provide office removals, office furniture and fit out, IT relocation and archive services throughout the UK. They operate out of the John Bradshaw & Son headquarters, and have branch offices in Birmingham and London.

About Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention

Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer

Media Contact: Shelley Slater 0161 888 3373

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