26 Feb 2015
Bishop’s Move’s Oxford, part of the Bishop’s Move Group - the UK’s largest family owned removals company which is this year celebrating its 160th in business - can today announce that throughout the past 12 months, they have provided over £4,000 worth of items to Cancer Research UK through its ‘De-clutter & Donate Service’. The charity has received the donations, at an average of £25 worth of items per bag, as the removals company picks up and stores any unwanted items from people moving home before being collected by representatives at Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
Bishop’s Move launched its ‘De-clutter & Donate Service’ in 2012 and the scheme sees removal men provide home movers with CRUK 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 collect and store the items, which can range from clothes to electrical equipment, ready for collection. This format also enables the home owner to de-clutter and create more space ahead of their anticipated move.
Once the Bishop’s Move’s Oxford removal team have a van worth of items, CRUK collects the new stream of charitable donations ready to distribute to its shops across Oxfordshire. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer studies. It carries out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. It has discovered new ways of beating the disease and has saved hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. Cancer survival rates have doubled in the last forty years, and these figures continue to improve.
David Guiel, Bishop’s Move North/South Manager, comments: “Working with Cancer Research has been a humbling experience and one that has opened the eyes of many of us at Bishop’s Move. We are just very appreciative to have been given the opportunity to do our bit and support so many inspiring people and their families through the de-clutter service.”