ADVANCE Construction Scotland, and its plant division JMS Plant, unveiled details of a new charity partnership at Truckfest Scotland 2023.
The company pledged its support to Beatson Cancer Charity with the presentation of a £15,000 donation and unveiled a specially wrapped MAN 8 wheeled tipper with the charity’s branding that will be used daily throughout the central belt of Scotland.
Held at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, Truckfest is a family show featuring special guests, customised trucks, vintage trucks, American rigs and everyone’s favourite, the Monster Car Crushing display.
One of Scotland’s favourite bands, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers flew in from Germany to support the charity and donated t-shirts for sale.
Advance colleagues joined members of Beatson Cancer Charity’sfundraising team, supported by volunteers from the 5th legion Star Wars Costume Group, to sell the t-shirts and fundraise over the two days. Around £3,429.76 was raised and a portion was matched by the generosity of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Bulkweld, repair and maintenance specialists.
Fleet Manager, Colin Sinclair said: “Beatson Cancer Charity touches the lives of so many Scottish families. Staff gave up their time and pitched up to support with the fundraising and we had a fantastic response from visitors selling out the t-shirts in an hour. I’m very proud of them and their commitment, and grateful to the Red Hot Chilli Pipers for their fantastic support.
“Truckfest is a terrific family day out and it was great to see all the young children in awe of our new branded truck.”
Morag Cunningham, director of fundraising at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have this support from Advance Construction.
“Partnerships like this allow us to continue our existing services and develop new ones to enhance the care and support cancer patients and their families receive during treatment.
“We’re excited about the future of this relationship and would like to thank Advance Construction for choosing to support Beatson Cancer Charity.”