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Charity telehandler for UK Forks

UK Forks, part of the Vp rental group, has taken delivery of a unique all electric JCB 525-60E compact telehandler.

The telehandler was built from scratch by 36 JCB apprentices in order to raise money for the company’s Platinum Jubilee NSPCC (The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) Appeal. UK Forks/Vp placed the winning bid for the telehandler in a charity auction, with the proceeds going to the NSPCC.
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The handover

The machine’s livery was given an extra special look thanks to the handprints of 20 pupils from schools local to the JCB plant, which were incorporated into a special vinyl wrap on the machine’s engine cover.
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(L-R)Rosie Murden of the NSPCC with Shayne Wright of UK Forks and Simon Brook of Vp

Shayne Wright, managing director of UK Forks said: “The auction of the JCB 525-60E gave Vp UK Forks the perfect opportunity to invest in the great charitable work of the NSPCC while growing our fleet of zero emission machines. As a group, we have committed to reduce our emissions in line with global warming targets and to become net-zero by 2050 at the latest. Innovations such as the JCB 525-60E will be an important contribution towards that target.”

The handover at the premises of JCB dealer TC Harrison JCB, was attended by Rosie Murden, NSPCC schools coordinator for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. She said: “It is wonderful to see this uniquely decorated machine and the brilliant design that the schoolchildren have helped create. We’d like to thank Vp UK Forks for their generous winning bid on the machine and JCB for its fundraising support over the last four decades. Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and caring environment, and thanks to partnerships and donations like this, we can be there to help young people and families across the UK when they need us most.”