13 Oct 2015
Bishop’s Move Oxford, part of the Bishop’s Move Group - the UK’s largest family owned removals and storage company – has lent its support to the branches’ office cleaner, Wendy Pinker, after she completed a local abseiling event on Sunday 21st September to help raise money for Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds, which supports the different departments and wards of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Wendy is a close friend of Rob Jeffrey, Branch Manager at Bishop’s Move Oxford and has herself battled successfully against cancer in recent years. With a fear of heights, Wendy has completed the 100ft abseil at the top of the Women's Centre at the John Radcliffe in Oxford, in support of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds. Throughout the day, teams of hospital staff, supporters, patients, friends and family took part, raising over £30,000 for hospital causes.
Wendy was kitted out in a Bishop’s Move high-res vest during the abseil and the company also donated £100 towards the cause. So far she has raised just under £1,000.
Bishop’s Move Oxford is no stranger to supporting good causes. In recent months is has announced it is sponsoring the minibus of Springfield Special Needs School, based in Witney, which will have its vehicle donned in Bishop’s Move’s recognisable yellow, blue and red colours. The company has also committed to contributing £2,000 each year towards the maintenance and fuel of the minibus.
The company has also provided over £4,000 worth of items to Cancer Research through its ‘Declutter & 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.
Rob Jeffrey comments: “Wendy is a very brave woman and we are all immensely proud of her for facing her fears and completing this abseil. On top of that, Wendy has shown such courage to battle against cancer not once but twice. She is an inspirational lady and we are honoured to have supported her.”
Wendy concludes: “I’d like to extend my gratitude to Bishop’s Move Oxford for lending their support; I couldn’t have done it without them. It was quite nerve-wracking standing up the top getting ready to climb down but once we started it was a fantastic experience and I’d certainly like to try it again next year.”