Bishop’s Move causes a Roadblock for charity.

23 Sep 2015

Bishop’s Move causes a Roadblock for charity.

Bishop’s Move, the UK’s largest family-owned removals and storage company, has again supported the 2015 Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) RoadBlock Run by providing an articulated lorry for the event. The annual run, held at Holyrood Park on Sunday 13th September, saw over 500 runners tackle the fun, friendly, foamy 7K course with over £57,000 being raised for the charity so far and over £240,000 in total since the competition began 8 years ago. 

The run, which encourages competitors to turn out in fancy dress, has more than 10 obstacles designed to get competitors sliding, climbing, scrambling, crawling and laughing as they navigate their way over and through Inflatables, lorries, and tunnels. 

For four years now Bishop’s Move Edinburgh has provided a vehicle strategically placed on the course for the runners to negotiate. This year a ‘maze’ of wardrobe cartons and a spiders web meant the runners were ducking and diving and getting tied in knots. The money raised will help support those affected by chest, heart and stroke illness in Scotland via research, advice, support services and community groups.

Through our unique ‘Declutter & Donate Service’, Bishop’s Move removal men provide Scottish home movers with the chance to donate any unwanted items to the CHSS. On the day of the move, the Bishop’s Move vans collect these unwanted items, which can range from clothes to electrical equipment, as part of the moving service. The CHSS then collect and sort them so that the items can be sold to raise much-needed funds.

Organiser, Alison Acosta said: “We very much appreciate all the efforts of our runners and their supporters during the 9th annual RoadBlock Run. The Bishop’s Move vehicle always proves to be a favourite amongst the competitors and spectators and I can’t thank them enough for their support once again.”

Spiderman making his way though the Bishop's Move webbing

David Mills, Bishop’s Move General Manager, Scotland comments: “The CHSS RoadBlock Run is one of the highlights of our year. It’s always fun watching people in fancy dress climbing, sliding and jumping through the back of our vehicle and it was quite surreal witnessing Spiderman climb his way through the vehicle this time. We are committed to CHSS as it funds its programme of support for people suffering from chest, heart and stroke illness. We enjoy a close relationship and long may it continue.”

For more fab photos from the event, visit the Roadblock Run's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/RoadBlockRun