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Bishop's Move Causes another successful RoadBlock for Charity

18 Sep 2017

Bishop's Move Causes another successful RoadBlock for Charity

Bishop’s Move, the UK’s largest family owned removal company, help Scottish charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland with its annual Roadblock fun run event.

The annual obstacle ridden 7K run took place in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh on Sunday 10 September 2017. The RoadBlock Run is a charity fun run organised by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to raise funds for their vital work. So far, the RoadBlock Run and its predecessor Urbanathon Scotland, have raised over £300,000 for Scotland’s Health Charity. This year’s run had more than 10 obstacles, from inflatables to trucks and tunnels to boot-camps, all designed to encourage participants to slide, climb, scramble, crawl and most importantly have fun working their way around the course. 

Bishop’s Move turned out for their annual attendance in support of CHSS proudly providing the vehicle obstacle with Bishop’s Move bright yellow truck.  David Mills, Kenny Janczyk and Steven McKendrick from the Edinburgh branch were happily on site to help and encourage participants, many in fancy dress, work their way through the vehicle to continue the race. 

David Mills, Bishop’s Move Branch Manager, comments: "This is the 5th year that Bishop’s Move Edinburgh have supported CHSS by providing a vehicle for use as an obstacle by the fun-runners. Each year, we use a different vehicle and try and create a different obstacle within it for the runners to negotiate. It is a day that is enjoyable, a good laugh and, ultimately, raises money for a very worthy cause."

Rachel Morrison, CHSS Events Officer, comments: "We would like to thank Bishop’s Move Edinburgh for all they did to help make the Roadblock Run such a success. We welcomed 332 participants to Holyrood Park and have currently raised an amazing £30K plus for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland – with more coming in. We had an amazing day with volunteers, staff and participants commenting on the obstacles and level of support given - we couldn’t have possibly done this event without all the help."

Bishop’s Move also regularly assist CHSS through their ‘Declutter & Donate’ scheme providing CHSS with donations collected from customers that are moving house.