03 Oct 2012
Our largest vehicle has proved a fun obstacle for competitors at during the 2012 Road Block Run held in Holyrood Park on Sunday 23rd September. The competition enables participants of all abilities to take part in a 10k charity fun run and featured ten carefully planted obstacles that had the competitors climbing, sliding and crawling their way around the course, all in the name of raising much needed funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS).
The Bishop’s Move vehicle was cautiously positioned so when the runners approached, they were faced with the task of running up a side-ramp which would lead inside the leading into the truck. They would then run through the truck itself and an ‘inbuilt’ obstacle course of Bishop’s Move cartons, before jumping out of the back door onto a crash mat and embarking on to the remainder of the course.
The theme of this year’s Road Block Run was ‘Life is full of obstacles – overcome yours’ which applied to both the participants, of which there were over 300, and those who the CHSS supports on a daily basis.
Bishop’s Move has been a supporter of supporting CHSS for more than six months. As part of our unique ‘De-clutter Service’, Bishop’s Move removal men throughout Scotland provide home movers with CHSS Charity Donation Sacks prior to their move, should they wish to donate any unwanted items to the charity. On the day of the move the Bishop’s Move vans will collect and store the items, which can range from clothes to electrical equipment, that are then collected by ready to be picked up by CHSS representatives.
Bishop’s Move, which has a branch in Edinburgh has so far received 5000 bags for use on this project which that will enable house movers across the Scotland to create space, de-clutter, and donate items to a good cause. Once the removal team has a transit sized van worth of items, CHSS will then collect the charitable donations ready to distribute throughout its 25 shops in Scotland.
David Mills-Pierce Pearce , Bishop’s Move General Manager, Scotland comments: “We had absolutely no hesitation in supporting CHSS and this fantastic cause. We are firmly in the business of supporting our number one charity north of the border and helping them fund its programme of support for people suffering from chest, heart and stroke illness. It was a fantastic event and a unique sight to see seeing over 300 competitors run and jump through one of Bishop's Move's largest vehicles!"
“We have been working with CHSS for over six months now and continue to be humbled by its work. We look forward to seeing how our partnership can bring many more positive changes to lives throughout Scotland.”